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.

483082686
Dollars of online gambling revenue

Total lifetime MI online gambling win

118352054
Tax dollars for state + local governments

Total lifetime internet gaming taxes in MI

Last updated: July 19, 2021

Lifetime MI online gambling revenue

Row LabelsBrandRevenuePromosTax - StateTax - Local
MGM Grand DetroitBetMGM$175,445,254$17,544,525$30,472,543$15,033,420
MotorCityFanDuel$88,958,288$8,900,456$15,215,335$7,521,581
Bay MillsDraftKings$84,619,084$7,760,188$16,672,393$4,168,098
Little RiverBetRivers$31,715,675$3,171,567$5,849,880$1,462,470
Little Traverse BayFox Bet$25,359,135$2,535,913$4,568,402$1,142,100
Sault Ste. MarieWynnBet$19,991,094$2,218,325$3,437,100$859,275
GreektownBarstool$18,680,267$1,868,027$2,819,199$1,418,381
Keweenaw BayGolden Nugget$18,156,962$1,807,599$3,118,257$779,564
HannahvilleTwinSpires$8,129,348$812,935$1,223,689$305,922
PokagonFour Winds$7,699,511$769,951$1,155,603$288,901
Grand TraverseWilliam Hill$1,917,256$0$306,761$76,690
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-WishParx$1,271,742$127,174$183,131$45,783
Lac Vieux DesertPointsBet$1,127,170$0$180,347$45,087
Nottawaseppi HuronFireKeepers$11,902$1,190$1,714$428
Total$483,082,686$47,517,852$85,204,353$33,147,701

Monthly MI online gambling revenue

June 2021

LicenseeBrandRevenuePromosTax - StateTax - Local
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

LicenseeBrandRevenuePromosTax - StateTax - Local
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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