Michigan Online Casino Revenue

Michigan online casinos arrived in the state on Jan. 22, 2021. Online poker in Michigan came a week later, with the launch of PokerStars MI. The online gambling law signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in December 2019 allows all casino license-holders in the state to partner with one online casino brand and one online poker brand.

This arrangement includes Michigan’s 12 tribes and the three commercial casinos in Detroit.

Each month, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) releases a revenue report. That report includes online gambling revenue for each operator. Although tribal casinos do not report revenue to the MGCB, their online partners do.

This page is updated monthly and includes information on online casino/poker revenue since launch, revenue by operator and taxes paid. Click here for Michigan sports betting revenue.

In Michigan, online casinos and poker sites are taxed on the following metrics:

  • 20% tax for gross revenue less than $4 million
  • 28% tax for gross revenue greater than $12 million

Detroit casinos pay an additional internet tax of 1.25% to the city of Detroit.

774971894
Dollars of online gambling revenue

Total lifetime MI online gambling win

192754156
Tax dollars for state + local governments

Total lifetime internet gaming taxes in MI

Last updated: October 14, 2021

Lifetime MI online gambling revenue

LicenseeBrandRevenue (GGR)PromosState TaxLocal Tax
MGM Grand DetroitBetMGM$289,601,316$28,960,132$50,609,672$24,947,874
MotorCityFanDuel$132,953,790$13,300,006$22,976,142$11,342,590
Bay MillsDraftKings$127,904,008$12,088,680$25,398,633$6,349,658
Little RiverBetRivers$52,306,338$5,230,634$10,000,958$2,500,239
Sault Ste. MarieWynnBet$34,552,719$3,674,487$6,372,724$1,593,181
Little Traverse BayFox Bet$34,418,333$3,441,833$6,394,736$1,598,684
Keweenaw BayGolden Nugget$33,413,778$3,333,281$6,194,031$1,548,508
GreektownBarstool$27,820,520$2,782,052$4,431,540$2,212,212
PokagonFour Winds$14,737,163$1,473,716$2,427,012$606,753
HannahvilleTwinSpires$12,032,569$1,203,257$1,900,497$475,124
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-WishParx$5,084,209$508,421$741,339$185,335
Grand TraverseCaesars$4,421,664-$6,134$715,292$178,823
Nottawaseppi HuronFireKeepers$3,222,770$322,277$464,079$116,020
Lac Vieux DesertPointsBet$2,502,718$140,220$378,000$94,500
Total$774,971,894$76,452,863$139,004,654$53,749,502

Monthly MI online gambling revenue

September 2021

LicenseeBrandRevenue (GGR)PromosState TaxLocal Tax
MGM Grand DetroitBetMGM$40,596,541$4,059,654$7,161,230$3,525,810
Bay MillsDraftKings$15,471,967$1,547,197$3,119,148$779,787
MotorCityFanDuel$15,393,786$1,539,379$2,715,464$1,336,950
Little RiverBetRivers$6,667,525$666,753$1,344,173$336,043
Keweenaw BayGolden Nugget$4,665,817$466,582$940,629$235,157
Sault Ste. MarieWynnBet$4,527,561$452,756$912,756$228,189
GreektownBarstool$3,942,729$394,273$695,497$342,426
Little Traverse BayFox Bet$2,915,453$291,545$587,755$146,939
PokagonFour Winds$2,418,510$241,851$472,960$118,240
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-WishParx$1,648,143$164,814$246,545$61,636
Grand TraverseCaesars$1,385,507-$6,134$229,507$57,377
HannahvilleTwinSpires$1,309,431$130,943$239,539$59,885
Nottawaseppi HuronFireKeepers$1,143,231$114,323$164,625$41,156
Lac Vieux DesertPointsBet$294,019$48,721$39,248$9,812
Total$102,380,222$10,112,657$18,869,078$7,279,408

August 2021

LicenseeBrandRevenue (GGR)PromosState TaxLocal Tax
MGM Grand DetroitBetMGM$39,721,259$3,972,126$7,006,830$3,449,791
MotorCityFanDuel$14,228,090$1,422,809$2,509,835$1,235,710
Bay MillsDraftKings$12,612,487$1,261,249$2,542,677$635,669
Little RiverBetRivers$7,144,595$714,460$1,440,350$360,088
Keweenaw BayGolden Nugget$5,310,216$531,022$1,070,540$267,635
Sault Ste. MarieWynnBet$5,028,203$502,820$1,013,686$253,421
Little Traverse BayFox Bet$3,061,986$306,199$617,296$154,324
GreektownBarstool$2,543,964$254,396$448,755$220,943
PokagonFour Winds$2,485,573$248,557$446,896$111,724
HannahvilleTwinSpires$1,341,449$134,145$231,802$57,951
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-WishParx$1,330,893$133,089$191,649$47,912
Nottawaseppi HuronFireKeepers$1,058,550$105,855$152,431$38,108
Grand TraverseCaesars$822,344$0$131,575$32,894
Lac Vieux DesertPointsBet$508,009$31,429$76,253$19,063
Total$97,197,617$9,618,155$17,880,575$6,885,233

July 2021

LicenseeBrandRevenuePromosTax - StateTax - Local
MGM Grand DetroitBetMGM$33,838,262$3,383,826$5,969,069$2,938,853
Bay MillsDraftKings$15,200,471$1,520,047$3,064,415$766,104
MotorCityFanDuel$14,373,626$1,437,363$2,535,508$1,248,349
Little RiverBetRivers$6,778,543$677,854$1,366,554$341,639
Keweenaw BayGolden Nugget$5,280,782$528,078$1,064,606$266,151
Sault Ste. MarieWynnBet$5,005,861$500,586$1,009,182$252,295
Little Traverse BayFox Bet$3,081,759$308,176$621,283$155,321
GreektownBarstool$2,653,560$265,356$468,088$230,462
PokagonFour Winds$2,133,569$213,357$351,554$87,888
HannahvilleTwinSpires$1,252,341$125,234$205,467$51,367
Nottawaseppi HuronFireKeepers$1,009,086$100,909$145,308$36,327
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-WishPlay Gun Lake$833,431$83,343$120,014$30,004
Lac Vieux DesertPointsBet$573,520$60,070$82,152$20,538
Grand TraverseWilliam Hill$296,557$0$47,449$11,862
Total$92,311,368$9,204,199$17,050,649$6,437,160

June 2021

LicenseeBrandRevenuePromosState TaxLocal Tax
MGM Grand DetroitBetMGM$33,760,818$17,544,525$3,178,393$1,564,872
Bay MillsDraftKings$15,474,640$1,547,464$3,119,687$779,922
MotorCityFanDuel$14,835,065$1,483,507$2,616,906$1,288,425
Little RiverBetRivers$5,989,809$598,981$1,207,546$301,886
Keweenaw BayGolden Nugget$4,338,753$433,875$874,693$218,673
Sault Ste. MarieWynnBet$3,891,726$389,173$784,572$196,143
Little Traverse BayFox Bet$3,289,844$328,984$663,233$165,808
GreektownBarstool$2,843,660$284,366$501,622$246,972
PokagonFour Winds$2,088,864$208,886$330,876$82,719
HannahvilleTwinSpires$1,416,397$141,640$224,357$56,089
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-WishPlay Gun Lake$585,200$58,520$84,269$21,067
Lac Vieux DesertPointsBet$514,809$0$82,369$20,592
Grand TraverseWilliam Hill$172,651$0$27,624$6,906
Nottawaseppi HuronFireKeepers$11,902$1,190$1,714$428
Total$89,214,138$23,021,111$13,697,860$4,950,504

May 2021

LicenseeBrandRevenuePromosState TaxLocal Tax
MGM GrandBetMGM$36,089,904$0$7,073,621$3,482,676
MotorCityFanDuel$16,314,671$1,631,467$2,877,908$1,416,929
Bay MillsDraftKings$15,677,721$1,567,772$3,160,629$790,157
Little RiverBetRivers$6,644,089$664,409$1,339,448$334,862
Sault Ste. MarieWynnBet$4,329,115$432,912$846,734$211,683
Little Traverse BayFox Bet$3,846,191$384,619$775,392$193,848
Keweenaw BayGolden Nugget$3,835,192$383,519$708,945$177,236
GreektownBarstool$3,353,917$335,392$580,913$286,694
PokagonFour Winds$1,833,309$183,331$280,790$70,197
HannahvilleTwinSpires$1,533,803$153,380$242,954$60,739
Lac Vieux DesertPointsBet$612,361$0$97,978$24,494
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-WishPlay Gun Lake$506,450$50,645$72,929$18,232
Grand TraverseWilliam Hill$274,827$0$43,972$10,993
Total$94,851,552$5,787,446$18,102,213$7,078,742

April 2021

LicenseeBrandRevenuePromosState TaxLocal Tax
MGM GrandBetMGM$36,813,468$0$7,215,440$3,552,500
MotorCityFanDuel$15,670,800$1,567,080$2,764,329$1,361,009
Bay MillsDraftKings$15,519,627$1,551,963$3,128,757$782,189
Little RiverBetRivers$6,656,618$665,662$1,328,896$332,224
Little Traverse BayPokerStars$4,749,107$474,911$957,420$239,355
Sault Ste. MarieWynnBet$4,075,801$626,796$650,993$162,748
Keweenaw BayGolden Nugget$3,901,489$390,149$633,881$158,470
GreektownBarstool$3,396,027$339,603$530,761$265,674
HannahvilleTwinSpires$1,749,732$174,973$262,541$65,635
PokagonFour Winds$1,735,144$173,514$249,861$62,465
Grand TraverseWilliam Hill$403,861$0$64,618$16,154
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-WishPlay Gun Lake$180,092$18,009$25,933$6,483
Total$94,851,766$5,982,659$17,813,430$7,004,908

March 2021

OperatorRevenuePromosState TaxLocal Tax
BetMGM$30,792,815$0$4,224,774$1,810,618
FanDuel$18,929,038$1,897,531$2,336,723$1,001,453
DraftKings$16,557,456$1,655,746$2,670,387$667,597
BetRivers$6,733,066$673,307$909,090$227,272
PokerStars$5,775,711$577,571$813,559$203,390
BetWynn$4,428,521$442,852$547,606$136,901
Barstool$3,858,328$385,833$376,079$161,177
Golden Nugget$3,411,880$335,710$412,713$103,178
TwinSpires$2,183,623$218,362$251,553$62,888
Four Winds$1,827,736$182,774$210,555$52,639
William Hill$583,418$0$74,678$18,669
Total$95,081,592$6,369,685$12,827,716$4,445,782

February 2021

OperatorTotal RevenuePromosState TaxLocal Tax
BetMGM$26,912,268$0$3,683,308$1,578,560
FanDuel$16,574,979$1,657,498$1,928,207$826,374
DraftKings$14,467,033$744,990$2,314,236$578,559
PokerStars$5,723,261$572,326$696,804$174,201
Barstool$5,228,334$522,833$468,053$200,594
BetRivers$4,339,345$433,934$514,265$128,566
WynnBet$2,544,014$254,401$293,070$73,268
Golden Nugget$2,180,017$215,383$251,473$62,868
TwinSpires$1,185,150$118,515$136,529$34,132
William Hill$360,484$0$46,142$11,536
Four Winds$214,458$21,446$24,706$6,176
Total$79,729,343$4,541,327$10,356,793$3,674,835

January 2021

OperatorTotal RevenuePromosState TaxLocal Tax
BetMGM$11,075,980$0$1,195,480$512,349
DraftKings$6,922,607$692,253$826,034$206,508
FanDuel$6,633,735$663,373$604,405$259,031
PokerStars$1,975,021$197,502$227,522$56,881
BetRivers$1,352,748$135,275$155,837$38,959
WynnBet$721,916$72,192$83,165$20,791
Golden Nugget$489,631$48,963$56,406$14,101
William Hill$122,014$0$15,618$3,904
TwinSpires$60,642$6,064$6,986$1,747
Total$29,354,295$1,815,623$3,171,452$1,114,271

*Revenue includes online poker. 

Note: January numbers begin Jan. 22 and includes only 10 days of active online gambling in the state.

Expected online gambling tax revenue in Michigan

When the Michigan online gambling law was signed, the state Department of Treasury projected $19 million in tax revenue from both internet gambling and sports betting.

The timeline for launch, however, shifted after all 26 casinos in the state shut their doors during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Tax revenue from gambling in Michigan came to a screeching halt for five months.

A September 2020 regulatory assessment of the law estimated MI online casinos will bring in $18 million on their own. Another $7 million will come from online sportsbooks, bringing the total to $25 million in state revenue.

However, some Michigan lawmakers believe the numbers still err on the conservative side, with estimates closer to $30 million or $50 million in the first year.

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