Detroit's three casinos report 2020 revenue down 56% year-on-year; Michigan online betting, iGaming launch expected by month's end.
Michigan gambling regulator approves first 15 licenses for casinos' sports betting/iGaming platform providers.
The three commercial casinos in Detroit will take a three-week vacation due to a spike in coronavirus cases.
Indiana, Iowa and Detroit set sports betting handle and revenue records in October, while West Virginia's numbers fall.
Detroit's commercial casinos still struggling with 15% capacity limits as Michigan moves closer to launching online gambling and sports betting.
Detroit casinos do better than expected in first month since pandemic shutdown despite 15% capacity limit.
Michigan okays Detroit's three casinos to reopen on August 5 after nearly five months of COVID-19 closure, but news comes too late for many staff.
Detroit's three commercial casinos will face tough limits during 'initial reopening' after pandemic lockdown, including only 15% capacity rule.
Mayor Mike Duggan doesn’t want casinos operating until a vaccine or some type of coronavirus cure can be found, adding that this could take as long as a year.
Revenues continue to increase at Detroit casinos, and they could go a bit higher as sports betting is due to start very shortly.