Rivers Casino at The 78 would include observation tower and boat docking for proposed South Loop casino
The developers behind the proposed Rivers Casino at The 78 unveiled plans Friday for a modern entertainment complex along the Chicago River that could cater to gamblers both by land and by sea.chicagotribune.com
Detroit man charged with murder in MotorCity Casino parking garage shooting
DETROIT – A Detroit man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Clinton Township man who was arguing with his girlfriend in the parking garage of the MotorCity Casino, officials said. Detroit police officers said they were called at 1:48 a.m. Sunday (March 21) to the second level of the MotorCity Casino parking structure. AdAccording to investigators, McCants and his 25-year-old girlfriend had been arguing in the parking structure when White intervened. A verbal argument between McCants and White escalated, and White pulled out a gun and shot McCants, police said. He was arrested Monday (March 22), according to Detroit officials.
With sale of the Venetian, Las Vegas Sands exits the Strip
FILE - This Aug. 2, 2005 file photo shows the Venetian Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas Sands is selling the real estate and operations of its Venetian casino resort and Sands Expo and Convention Center to VICI Properties and Apollo Global Management in a deal worth $6.25 billion. Under Adelson, the company's focus turned to Asia years ago, where revenue eventually outpaced even the operations on the Las Vegas Strip. AdThe global pandemic broadsided Las Vegas, shuttering the Strip where Las Vegas Sands has been the biggest operator for years. The Venetian, located on the Las Vegas Strip, has three luxury hotel towers with gaming, entertainment, shopping and dining.
LIVE STREAM: Implosion of Donald Trump’s Atlantic City casino
This Feb. 16, 2021 photo shows the former Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City, N.J. on the day before its main tower, in background, was to be imploded. The casino built by former President Donald Trump was once the playground of the rich and famous, but fell into disrepair after shutting down in 2014. – Watch live coverage as the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City is imploded in a controlled demolition. Former President Donald Trump’s long-standing hotel and casino was closed in 2014. The former Trump Plaza casino is to be imploded after falling into such disrepair that chunks of the building began peeling off and crashing to the ground.
Many Michigan businesses waiting to reopen despite greenlight from state
Gretchen Whitmer along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced both are ready to start reopening a lot of businesses Monday. The 10 MJR movie theaters across Metro Detroit survived selling take out popcorn. Whitmer is now allowing movie going to a point limited to roughly 30 people in an auditorium. “So the big thing is to get all or our team members back and tested so we’re working with the city health department,” he said. Now, we’re told there are some bowling centers open across Metro Detroit, but again calling ahead is the best answer.
Detroit’s MotorCity Casino to reopen Dec. 23 following revised coronavirus restrictions
DETROIT – The MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit is preparing to open its doors to the public on Dec. 23 thanks to loosened coronavirus restrictions announced this week. The MotorCity Casino Hotel will reopen at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, officials said. All casino and hotel employees will reportedly be tested for COVID-19 before the reopening date. The revised restrictions are currently in effect until Jan. 15, 2021. More: Here’s everything that’s reopening under Michigan’s revised COVID-19 order
Detroit casinos to reopen today amid coronavirus pandemic
DETROIT – The three casinos in Detroit can open Aug. 5. Tribal casinos, which are not regulated by the state, have already reopened and have been operating safely, Michigan Gov. The reception was in violation of Whitmer’s order limiting the number of people attending indoor events, county officials said. “The safety and protection of Wayne County residents is our top priority,” said Carol Austerberry, county health officer. In Gladwin County in central Michigan, health officials reported at least 42 cases linked to The Spring Ministries summer camp.
Patrons eager to get inside as Detroit casinos reopen at 15% capacity
DETROIT After being shutdown since March, gamblers were able to place their bets again at Detroit casinos. READ: Detroit casinos to reopen today amid coronavirus pandemicCasinos were able to open Wednesday at 15% capacity, leaving many gamblers afraid they wouldnt be able to get in. Nearly 100 people waited overnight outside Motor City Casino to make sure they could play the odds. Casino patrons will have to go through a health screening before they can walk through the door. RELATED: What Motor City Casino in Detroit will look like when it reopens this weekMasks are strictly enforced.
What Motor City Casino in Detroit will look like when it reopens this week
DETROIT The Motor City Casino in Detroit is set to reopen Wednesday, and when it does, it will look very different because of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. There will be plexiglass dividers as casinos try to keep the environment as safe as possible. Detroits casinos are limited to 15% capacity when they reopen, which equates to about 1,600 people at a time for Motor City Casino. Were going to do everything to make sure that there is nobody in here who can transmit it, casino President Bruce Dall said. There wont be any eating inside the casino because you have to lower your mask, Dall said.
Fewer games, more plexiglass and no smoking -- a look inside MGM Grand Detroit
According to MGM Midwest COO and President David Tsai, only 40 percent of slot machines will be left running. All of it is costing MGM, and by way of tax dollars, the City of Detroit and the state, millions of dollars. Tsai, who has been with MGM for 13 years said he oversaw the reopening of other casinos in Ohio just last week. He saidWe have Detroit residents currently going to Michigan tribal casinos or casinos in Ohio and Indiana that dont have the level of requirements that we have, he said. The hotel will not be ready to open whenever the casino is allowed to open its doors.
Some Michigan casinos plan on reopening soon after closing to help stop spread of COVID-19
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Detroit’s casinos remain closed, but 7 Indian casinos -- which closed voluntarily -- are reopening in the coming days. That includes Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek and Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. The casinos are taking steps to minimize the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19). READ: How MGM Grand Detroit will look when it reopens following coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdownSoaring Eagle Casino will have temperature checks. READ: Greektown Casino-Hotel provides housing for Detroit first responders working during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemicWatch the full report above.
Michigan officials worry self-isolation may exacerbate gambling problems
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan officials are warning of a potential increase in gambling activity -- especially among those with gambling addictions -- amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Officials believe that even as casinos are closed due to the pandemic, the lottery, online gaming and sports betting can still exacerbate unhealthy gambling behaviors during this crisis. “Despite social distancing-related closures, online and sports betting remain concerns, and we want community members to know there is help for anyone trying to manage urges to gamble.”The Michigan Problem Gambling Hotline is available to individuals that struggle with gambling addiction. If you or someone you love has gambled, or borrowed money to gamble, in order to solve financial difficulties or combat worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness, officials urge you to call 820-270-7117. Officials say an estimated 2 million U.S. adults struggle with a gambling problem each year, and about 4-6 million have mild to moderate gambling problems.