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Michigan online gaming revenue drops 8.7% to $234.8m in April

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Michigan sports betting and igaming operators reported $234.8m (£184.7m/€216.3m) in April revenue, down 8.7% on March’s total.

March’s revenue figure of $257.1m was the highest total in Michigan so far in 2024, though comparably April’s numbers fell short. Nonetheless, April’s revenue total still beat January and February, which produced $229.6m and $218.5m respectively.

Year-on-year, April revenue was 20% ahead of the same month last year, when Michigan’s sports betting and igaming operators reported revenues of $195.7m.

Igaming revenue down but sports betting stable in Michigan

Igaming revenue fell from $215.5m in March, Michigan’s strongest igaming month to date, to $192.9m in April.

Sports betting handle, meanwhile, also dropped significantly. Michigan’s online sports betting operators took $399.1m in bets in April, down from $480.4m in March. However, April sports betting revenue stayed stable at $41.9m.

In terms of monthly adjusted gross receipts (AGR), igaming and sports betting combined for $201.9m. Of that total, $174.1m came from igaming, while online sports betting produced $27.8m. Igaming monthly AGR dropped 10.4%, while sports betting increased by $4.1m.

Year-on-year, however, igaming monthly AGR was up by 21.4%, while online sports betting AGR increased by 13.3%.

Monthly taxes and payments to the state were $37.6m in April. This was 8.5% down on March’s figure of $41.1m, with igaming contributing $35.8m of the total to online sports betting’s $1.8m. Tribal operators made $4.3m in payments to governing bodies in April.

Michigan casino revenue down in April

Detroit’s three commercial casinos previously reported revenues of $109.4m in April.

Those figures were down 11.7% month-on-month, though only slightly lower than the $109.7m generated in the same month last year.

MGM kept its lead among the three commercial casinos, holding a market share of 46%. Meanwhile, MotorCity and Hollywood Casino at Greektown held market shares of 30% and 24% respectively.

The three casinos paid the city of Detroit $9.8m in taxes and municipal services fees during April. This fell 10.9% short of March’s total of $11m.

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