Michigan Online Casinos Top $148 Million In Revenue In February

Written By Drew Ellis on March 20, 2023 - Last Updated on May 25, 2023
Michigan online casino revenue February 2023

Michigan online casinos may not have set a fifth consecutive month of record revenue, but February 2023 was still a strong showing.

The 15 online casinos in Michigan combined to collect $148.2 million in revenue during the month. That’s the third-highest total in Michigan’s online casino history.

While a 3.6% drop from December’s record total of $153.7 million, it’s a 20.7% increase from February 2022’s total of $122.8 million.

“With just 28 days in the month, it’s no surprise Michigan online casinos didn’t match the record number of January,” PlayMichigan lead analyst Paul Costanzo said. “But still, bringing in $148.2 million, a 20.7% increase from February of 2022, is a very impressive number for the industry.”

February 2023 Michigan online casino revenue

Online casinos in Michigan had another big month in February:

  • Online casino revenue: $148.2 million, down 3.6% from December
  • February online casino tax payments: $26.3 million to state and $10.0 million to local entities
  • Top online casino app by revenueBetMGM Michigan with $48.4 million

Three takeaways from February Michigan online casino revenue report

Michigan just shy of $3 billion revenue mark

Michigan came up just a few dollars shy of crossing the $3 billion mark in all-time online casino revenue in February.

With the $148.2 million generated last month, it puts Michigan at $2,998,317,099 in all-time online casino revenue.

Realistically, Michigan likely crossed the mark in the early days of March. It took 27 months (or 26 and a day or two) for Michigan to hit this mark. Comparatively, Pennsylvania took 38 months (August 2022), while New Jersey took 91 months (May 2021) to get to $3 billion.

BetMGM takes a step back

BetMGM still has a firm grasp on being the top online casino operator in Michigan.

However, February’s revenue total of $48.4 million was the lowest BetMGM has recorded since September. It also snapped a fourth-month streak of over $50 million in revenue for the operator.

Despite all that, BetMGM still accounted for 32.7% of the market share in the state for February. It also has 36.9% of the all-time market share with $1.11 billion in revenue here in Michigan.

FanDuel, DraftKings hit new records

Despite being the shortest month of the year, two online casino operators had record revenue in February.

FanDuel Casino MI: $29.5 million, previous record was $28.95 million (December 2022)

DraftKings Casino MI: $26.9 million, previous record was $26.2 million (January 2023)

Along with the two big names setting a new high, six total operators had revenue growth from January to February. They were:

  • FanDuel
  • DraftKings
  • Parx
  • PointsBet
  • Play Eagle
  • WynnBet

Michigan online casino February 2023 revenue by operator

LicenseeOnline BrandRevenuePromosTaxes
MGM Grand DetroitBetMGM$48,444,735$4,844,474$12,753,077
Bay MillsDraftKings$26,864,224$2,686,422$6,769,784
Little River Band of OttawaBetRivers$8,202,842$820,284$1,930,698
Keweenaw BayGolden Nugget$6,440,045$644,004$1,412,122
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and ChippewaCaesars$5,646,084$564,608$1,207,458
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of ChippewaWynnBet$5,413,521$541,352$1,091,925
Pokagon Band of PotawatomiFour Winds$3,399,348$339,935$656,694
Little Traverse Bay Bands of OdawaPokerStars$2,890,894$289,089$557,985
Sagniaw ChippewaEagle$2,526,426$326,083$447,742
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of PottawatomiPlay Gun Lake$1,937,540$193,754$348,757
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of PotawatomiFireKeepers$1,558,153$155,815$280,468
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior ChippewaPointsBet$1,457,316$145,732$262,317
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Drew Ellis is currently the Lead Writer of PlayILottery.com. He was the former Lead Writer of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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