Michigan Sports Betting Revenue

Each month, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) releases a revenue report detailing revenue for the three commercial casinos in Detroit and Michigan online sportsbooks. The report includes sports betting handle and revenue. For now, the releases are coming separately with Detroit’s retail casinos first and the online operators later.

What this report does not include is how much sports betting revenue and bets the tribal retail sportsbooks are generating. They are sovereign and not part of this report. However, all online betting sites partnered with a tribal casino operator report to the MGCB, so the data includes all sportsbook apps active in the state.

Lifetime Michigan sports betting totals

607182430
Dollars of sports wagers

Total lifetime MI sports betting handle

45068294
Dollars of sports betting revenue

Total sports betting revenue in MI history

2243294
Tax dollars for the state

Total sports betting taxes to date for MI

OperatorTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenuePromosState TaxLocal Tax
BetRivers$4,667,182$4,667,182N/A$311,567$849,162$0$0
DraftKings$101,129,539$101,129,539N/A$3,215,693$9,480,541$0$0
Four Winds$12,680$12,680N/A$3,840$8,700$0$0
Fox Bet$5,942,970$5,942,970N/A$712,602$788,908$4,240$0
Golden Nugget$604,597$604,597N/A$99,486$99,402$985$0
Greektown (Barstool)$109,767,138$67,764,010$42,003,128 $11,054,657$4,829,881$320,207$312,112
MGM Grand (BetMGM)$173,951,391$98,533,169$75,418,222 $19,434,906$8,019,227$482,144$478,451
MotorCity (FanDuel)$192,560,835$119,822,511$72,738,324 $7,956,050$11,622,023$287,138$342,461
PointsBet$8,442,460$8,442,460N/A$1,494,009$2,060,623$0$0
TwinSpires$2,225,473$2,225,473N/A$21,695$307,305$0$0
William Hill$6,248,914$6,248,914N/A$574,976$507,122$5,700$0
WynnBet$1,629,253$1,629,253N/A$188,813$224,443$2,313$0
Total$607,182,430$417,022,756$190,159,674$45,068,294$38,797,338$1,102,727$1,133,023

Last updated: March 16, 2021

Monthly Michigan sports betting reports

Here is a look at how each month of Michigan sports betting has gone, starting with the most recent month:

February 2021

OperatorTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenuePromosState TaxLocal Tax
BetRivers$3,593,987$3,593,987N/A$120,307$564,339$0$0
DraftKings$72,938,905$72,938,905N/A$161,496$4,916,465$0$0
Four Winds$12,680$12,680N/A$3,840$8,700$0$0
Fox Bet$5,782,918$5,782,918N/A$641,864$768,643$0$0
Golden Nugget$497,693$497,693N/A$69,788$81,431$0$0
Greektown (Barstool)$46,056,486$40,281,772$5,774,713$2,009,343$3,197,355$4,340$5,304
MGM Grand (BetMGM)$82,438,534$75,743,280$6,695,253$5,308,785$2,868,858$140,841$60,360
MotorCity (FanDuel)$98,461,788$87,219,772$11,242,016-$262,569$5,320,590$0$0
PointsBet$6,951,264$6,951,264N/A$1,105,629$1,637,634$0$0
TwinSpires$1,897,812$1,897,812N/A-$18,098$259,268$0$0
William Hill$5,556,595$5,556,595N/A$449,317$432,665$1,399 $0
WynnBet$1,380,374$1,380,374N/A$128,581$191,751$$0$0
Total$325,569,036$301,857,054$23,711,983$9,395,292$20,247,699$146,580$65,665

January 2021

OperatorTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenuePromosState TaxLocal Tax
BetRivers$1,073,195$1,073,195N/A$191,261$284,822$0$0
DraftKings$28,190,634$28,190,634N/A$3,377,189$4,564,076$0$0
Fox Bet$160,052$160,052N/A$70,737$20,265$4,240$0
Golden Nugget$106,904$106,904 N/A$29,698$17,972$985$0
Greektown (Barstool)$36,627,647$27,482,238$9,145,410$4,964,431$1,632,526$160,609$118,271
MotorCity (FanDuel)$47,491,672$32,602,738$14,888,934$2,188,390$6,301,433$59,196$72,350
MGM Grand (BetMGM)$34,439,739$22,789,889$11,649,850$5,960,374$5,150,369$32,638$39,891
PointsBet$1,491,196$1,491,196N/A$388,380$422,990$0$0
TwinSpires$327,661$327,661N/A$39,792$48,037$0$0
William Hill$692,319$692,319N/A$125,659$74,457$4,301$0
WynnBet$248,879$248,879N/A$60,232$32,692$2,313$0
Total$150,849,896$115,165,703$35,684,194$17,396,144$18,549,639$265,281$230,512

Total retail betting in 2020

OperatorHandleRevenueState Tax (3.78%)Local Tax (4.62%)
MGM Grand$57,073,118$8,165,747$308,665$377,258
MotorCity$46,607,374$6,030,229$227,943$278,597
Greektown$27,083,005$4,080,883$154,257$188,537
Total$130,763,498$18,276,859$690,865$844,391

December 2020

OperatorHandleRevenueState Tax (3.78%)Local Tax (4.62%)
MGM Grand$2,872,394$776,788$29,363$35,888
MotorCity$4,721,663$646,003$24,419$29,845
Greektown$2,126,336$460,449$17,405$21,273
Total$9,720,393$1,883,240$71,186$87,006

*Detroit casinos reopened on Dec. 22 after being closed for pandemic restrictions.

November 2020

OperatorHandleRevenueState Tax (3.78%)Local Tax (4.62%)
MGM Grand$10,533,411$561,372$21,220$25,935
MotorCity$8,327,169$1,130,956$42,750$52,250
Greektown$6,219,561$645,310$24,393$29,813
Total$25,080,140$2,337,638$88,363$107,999

*Detroit casinos closed on Nov. 18 for pandemic restrictions.

October 2020

OperatorHandleRevenueState Tax (3.78%)Local Tax (4.62%)
MGM Grand$20,937,944$3,713,953$140,387$171,585
MotorCity$15,275,774$2,197,485$83,065$101,524
Greektown$9,907,106$1,685,535$63,713$77,872
Total$46,120,824$7,596,972$287,166$350,980

September 2020

OperatorHandleRevenueState Tax (3.78%)Local Tax (4.62%)
MGM Grand$14,682,036$2,096,338$79,242$96,851
MotorCity$12,968,139$1,557,561$58,876$71,959
Greektown$5,853,753$722,509$27,311$33,380
Total$33,503,929$4,376,407$165,428$202,190

August 2020

OperatorHandleRevenueState Tax (3.78%)Local Tax (4.62%)
MGM Grand$7,561.607$932,601$35,252$43,086
MotorCity$5,300,122$493,275$18,646$22,789
Greektown$2,882,526$551,176$20,834$25,464
Total$15,744.256$1,977,052$74,733$91,340

*Detroit casinos reopened around Aug. 5 after being closed nearly five months for pandemic restrictions.

July 2020

No revenue

*The Detroit casinos were closed all month for pandemic restrictions

June 2020

No revenue

*Detroit casinos were closed all month for pandemic restrictions

May 2020

No revenue

*Detroit casinos were closed all month for pandemic restrictions

April 2020

No revenue

*The Detroit casinos were closed all month for pandemic restrictions

March 2020

OperatorHandleRevenueState Tax (3.78%)Local Tax (4.62%)
MGM Grand$485,726$84,695$3,201$3,913
Greektown$93,723$15,904$601$735
MotorCity$14,507$4,949$187$229
Total$593,956$105,548$3,990$4,876

*Detroit casinos were closed March 16 for pandemic restrictions, five days after sports betting launched.

Initial sports betting revenue projections

Legislative analysis for the Lawful Sports Betting Act, signed in December 2019 by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, estimated a mature market range of $175-$225 million from sports betting at tribal and commercial casinos.

Those estimates, at a then-proposed 8.75% tax rate, would’ve netted public entities $7.7-$9.8 million from the Detroit casinos and $9.4 to $12.1 million from tribal casinos.

At the time, however, the analysis noted that tribes could discontinue payments to the state because the expansion of gambling could void terms of their compacts.

It also noted that online sports betting would ultimately make up 80-90% of the total adjusted gross receipts.

Rep. Robert Kosowski raised the first two pieces of legislation related to Michigan sports betting in 2015. When the bills were being considered by the state House of Representatives in 2015, analysts looked west.

In its legislative analysis of H 4669, the House Fiscal Agency used proportional information from Nevada in 2014 to estimate Michigan would receive $25-$30 million in adjusted gross receipts.

That would result in $2.0-$2.4 million to the state school aid fund at a proposed 8.1% tax rate, and $2.7-$3.3 million to the city of Detroit using a 10.9% tax rate.

There was caution, however, that any expansion of gambling would put tribal compacts in jeopardy and create additional administrative costs.

Whitmer’s announcement upon signing the bills indicated an estimate of $19 million of new revenue, including $4.8 million to the School Aid Fund and $4 million into the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund.

Online sports betting coming later to Michigan

Sports betting apps and online casinos should have a profound impact on the Michigan online gambling market.

Each of Detroit’s three commercial casinos and the 12 federally recognized Native American tribes can partner with an online operator when online gambling goes live.

The MGCB originally pegged early 2021 as a start estimate after the rule-making process is completed. However, executive director Richard Kalm said at a June meeting that he’s “cautiously optimistic” Michigan could launch before the end of 2020.

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