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.
Detroit casinos report significant increases in revenue
DETROIT – The Detroit casinos reported aggregate revenue of $121.7 million during February, topping February 2019 revenue by 6.3 percent. February revenue was up 1.5 percent from January results, and revenue rose 6.7 percent during the first two months of 2020 as compared with the same months last year. Compared with February 2019 results, MGM Grand Detroit’s monthly revenue rose 6.4 percent to $52.6 million. Greektown Casino reported $28.6 million in monthly revenue for an 8.3 percent increase compared with February 2019 numbers. The three Detroit casinos reported submitting $14.5 million in wagering taxes and development agreement payments to the city of Detroit during February.