In November 1996, Michigan voters approved Proposal E, authorizing the development of up to three licensed commercial casinos in Detroit.
The State of Michigan now has 30 casinos.
You have to be 18+ years old to gamble here.
All of the non-Detroit casinos are owned by Native American Indian tribes.
Downtown Detroit has 3 casinos (and each of them have a hotel attached):
Detroit’s largest casino, the MGM Grand, opened in 1999. It has 3,500 slot machines, 143 table games, and 17 poker tables. It was the first “Las Vegas style” casino to open in another major city.
Greektown Casino opened in 2000. It has 3,000 slots, 85 table games, and 12 poker tables.
MotorCity Casino opened in 1999. It has 2,700 slots, 59 table games, and 17 poker tables.
An example of some of card games you’ll find at the casinos are:
Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat, 3-card poker, video poker, Roulette, Backgammon, Omaha Hi-Lo, Texas Hold’em, 7 Card Stud, etc.
The Michigan Gaming Control Board reported last week that the three Detroit casinos reported gross adjusted revenues of $1.4 billion in 2019.
The represents a slight increase of $10 million over the 2018 reports, according to the Associated Press.
MGM Grand’s $623.5 million and Motor City’s $493.6 million are both the largest yearly revenues reported by the respective casinos since they opened in 1999.
Greektown Casino however, was far behind its competition coming in at $$337.2 million in gross revenue.
As a result of the revenues, the casinos paid approximately $118 million in state gaming taxes while also reporting $184 million in wagering taxes and development agreement payments to the city of Detroit throughout 2019, according to the AP.
In 2021, the state of Michigan will have legalized sportsbetting inside the casinos.
Michigan Gaming Control Board report
MGCB Compulsive Gambling Assistance
Schedule of MGCB meetings in Detroit