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.
MGM Grand Detroit, Greektown Casino, Motor City Casino and Caesars Windsor to close for at least two weeks
MGM Grand Detroit, Motor City Casino and Greektown Casino will all close for at least two weeks due the coronavirus crisis beginning Monday. Motor City released this statement:Based on the Michigan Gaming Control Board’s order, MotorCity Casino will be closing to the general public tomorrow, March 16, 2020 at 12 noon. MGM Grand released this statement:In compliance with the Michigan Gaming Control Board's order, MGM Grand Detroit will temporarily suspend operations by 5:00pm, March 16. More: https://t.co/Aky1yT5K8R pic.twitter.com/ihszZMAluk — MGM Grand Detroit (@MGMGrandDetroit) March 16, 2020Governor Whitmer announced the temporary closure last Sunday night. Across the Detroit River, Caesar’s Windsor is closing Monday and rescheduling concerts planned there over the next few weeks.
Adjusted gross revenue for Detroit’s three casinos topped $1.4 billion last year
DETROIT – Adjusted gross revenue for Detroit’s three casinos topped $1.4 billion last year. MGM Grand Detroit reported $623.5 million in yearly revenue last year, while MotorCity Casino reported $493.6 million. Both amounts were the highest yearly adjusted gross revenue totals for the casinos since they opened in 1999. Greektown Casino reported $337.2 million in adjusted gross revenue in 2019. The three casinos paid the state nearly $118 million in gaming taxes last year.
Friday Finds: New music to check out this week
5 songs we have on repeat this week:Let Bygones Be Bygones -- Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg's newest track looks at his career, while paying tribute to Death Row Records founder Suge Knight. Knight and Snoop have had troubles between them in the past, but Snoop has previously said he forgave Knight. He apologized for "spending the music video budget on a fake ID and a checklist," which is a reference to his song "No Interruption." -- Oliver Tree feat. My friend showed me a music video when she introduced me to his music (thanks, Sarah!
Chefs to battle for best ramen at annual Ramen Battle Royale in Ann Arbor
The battle for best ramen takes place on July 14. ANN ARBOR, Mich. - On July 14, watch five chefs battle it out to be the victor of Slurping Turtles fifth annual Ramen Battle Royale in downtown Ann Arbor. Participating chefs include returning champion Brad Greenhill from Takoi (Detroit); Steve Ackermann from Slurping Turtle (Ann Arbor); Nick George from Dr. Sushi (Detroit); Sarah Welch of Marrow (Detroit); and James Woodward of the MGM Grand Detroit (Detroit). Tickets are $75 each and can be bought online through Slurping Turtles website. Slurping Turtle is located at 608 East Liberty St.All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.