Detroit Casinos Ranked 8th Nationally

Detroit Casinos Ranked 8th Nationally
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Alicia Butler
Alicia Butler
December 23rd 2022

Did you have any idea that Michigan online casinos were the second most popular in the state? It’s actually the Wolverine State’s land-based casinos that have been sparking some buzz lately.

Though land-based casinos were closed throughout 2020, they’ve come back in full force since reopening. So much so that the American Gaming Association declared Detroit casinos ranked eighth nationally (they were previously ranked 10th). 

Detroit’s land-based casinos, specifically the MGM Grand Detroit and the Hollywood Casino at Greektown, generated billions of dollars of revenue in 2022. In 2020, that number didn’t break $2 billion. 

While the Las Vegas Strip is still considered the mecca of land-based casinos, a few other states have been climbing the casino ladder, too. Cities that ranked in the top 10 on the list included Atlantic City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Gulf Coast, and New York City. 

Behind Detroit sit St. Louis and Boulder Strip. 

While online gambling was legalized at the beginning of 2021, these numbers prove that this brave new world of online casinos and sportsbooks hasn’t disrupted the lucrative business model of the land-based casino.

The top moneymakers in land-based gambling in Michigan are the MGM Grand, MotorCity, the Greektown, and Barstool Sports (at the Greektown).

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