The Michigan online casino market is one of the most successful and lucrative in the country.
The state’s 15 online casinos have combined to deliver over $1 billion in tax revenue lifetime. As well, online casinos have hit at least $150 million in revenue in nine of the first 10 months of 2023, with February being the lone exception — and that came close. Not even Michigan’s incredible summers could slow it down this year.
Below you’ll find all the data for Michigan online casino revenue, including the state tax revenue collected, which has surpassed $1 billion.
October 2023 online casino revenue highlights
The most recent revenue release from the Michigan Gaming Control Board showed the third biggest month ever for Michigan online casinos.
- $160.3 million in revenue which is the third highest month ever for the state.
- That number is a more than 14% increase over October 2022 ($141 million).
- Operators paid a total of $30.1 million in state taxes and fees.
- BetMGM brought in just over $45.6 million in revenue to lead all 15 Michigan online casinos. FanDuel was second at almost $37 million.
Dollars of online gambling revenue
Total lifetime MI online gambling win
Tax dollars for state + local governments
Total lifetime internet gaming taxes in MI
Last updated: November 21, 2023
Lifetime MI online casino revenue
|MGM Grand Detroit||BetMGM||$1,498,772,371||$146,688,621||$393,444,497
|Little River Band of Ottawa||BetRivers||$270,516,712||$27,429,207||$66,024,501
|Keweenaw Bay||Golden Nugget||$191,660,715||$19,157,975||$46,260,767
|Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa||WynnBet||$147,619,824||$14,319,168||$35,415,446
|Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa||Caesars||$147,423,799||$14,742,380||$35,127,429
|Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa||PokerStars||$100,112,944||$10,011,294||$23,188,462
|Pokagon Band of Potawatomi||Four Winds||$89,499,014||$9,096,152||$20,472,801
|Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi||Play Gun Lake||$50,181,283||$5,018,128||$10,706,777
|Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi||FireKeepers||$39,251,271||$3,925,127||$8,086,575
|Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa||PointsBet||$31,060,801||$2,701,851||$6,252,452
Michigan online casino revenue at a glance
Michigan online casinos arrived in the state on Jan. 22, 2021, and online poker showed up a week later. Licenses for online casinos belong to Michigan’s 12 tribes and the three commercial casinos in Detroit, giving the state 15 online casinos.
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.
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.