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PointsBet Holdings Proprietary Limited inks Detroit Red Wings alliance

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Australian online bookmaker PointsBet Holdings Proprietary Limited has announced the signing of an agreement to serve as the official gaming partner for the Detroit Red Wings franchise of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Melbourne-headquartered operator used an official Tuesday press release to declare that the multi-year arrangement has been ‘designed to enhance fan ...

PointsBet scores sports betting partnership with Detroit Pistons; adds retired NBA star Rip Hamilton as brand ambassador

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Global sportsbook operator PointsBet has partnered with the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Detroit Pistons, becoming the Michigan team’s designated sports betting partner. Under the terms of the deal, the Colorado-based sportsbook gains full usage of the Pistons IP, logos, and marks, along with limited in-game, broadcast-visible digital signage opportunities. Furthermore, PointsBet’s branding will display ...

Confusion Surrounds Detroit Casino Reopening Protocols, Capacity Limit Vague

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UPDATE: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Public Information Officer Lynn Sutfin says the 100 person indoor limit applies to casinos and includes employees. Law enforcement officers will enforce the capacity protocol.  Detroit casinos can reopen as of today with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) blessing. But there remains some confusion surrounding each gaming ...

Detroit casino revenue continues downward trend in Nov: new order closes casinos through Dec. 20

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Detroit’s three privately-owned casinos reported $50.4 million in monthly aggregate revenue for November, despite being forced to close for three weeks per an epidemic order issued on November 15, 2020, by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and enforced by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB). The trio of casinos has ...

DraftKings partners with Detroit Pistons for daily fantasy sports, iGaming and betting

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DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) has become the exclusive official daily fantasy sports partner of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Detroit Pistons, as well as an official sports betting and iGaming partner of the team. Announced Monday, the new deal gives the Boston-based sports betting company access to Pistons logos and trademarks and includes DraftKings-branded ...

Detroit casinos ordered to close for 3 weeks under latest Covid-19 restrictions

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Michigan‘s three commercial casinos in Detroit will once again be forced to close as Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Sunday issued an executive order that will see dining and entertainment businesses shut down for three weeks from Wednesday, November 18, 2020, in order to help halt the spread of COVID-19. Among the new restrictions ...

Operating at 15% capacity Detroit casinos report $101.4 million in October revenue

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In Michigan, Detroit’s three commercial casinos have reported aggregate revenue of $101.4 million for the month of October while also receiving approval by the state’s Gaming Control Board on Tuesday for renewal of their operating licenses. MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino have been operating at 15 percent capacity since August 5 ...

Detroit poker rooms possibly reopening soon; August revenue hits $69.3 million

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In Michigan, two of Detroit’s three downtown casinos are reportedly planning to reopen their shuttered poker rooms, with one possibly set to do so this week, unbeknownst to the Michigan Gaming Contol Board (MGCB). Meanwhile, after being shut down for nearly five months due to COVID-19 health concerns, the city’s trio of commercial casinos ...

Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit to lay off 43 union employees from Sept. 28 due to COVID-19 pandemic

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A week after rival MGM Grand Detroit laid off some 1,100 employees, and Greektown Casino-Hotel now says 43 workers will be laid off due to lost revenues resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement announcing the layoffs, the company reportedly said… “These layoffs at Greektown Casino-Hotel are the unfortunate result of COVID-19 related ...

Detroit Lions agree multi-year BetMGM sports betting partnership

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Michigan’s Detroit Lions have announced the signing of an agreement that will see the BetMGM service from Roar Digital, a joint venture of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and GVC Holdings (LSE: GVC), serve as the club’s very first official sports betting partner. The National Football League (NFL) franchise used an official press release to ...

MGM cuts 1,100 workers at Detroit casino as part of massive company layoffs; 18,000 to permanently lose jobs

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MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), the country’s largest employer of casino workers, on Monday confirmed that approximately 1,100 employees at its MGM Grand Detroit property are facing layoffs as part of a nationwide downsizing plan that will reportedly see 18,000 of the Las Vegas-based company’s furloughed workers laid off from Monday, Sept. 1, 2020. ...

Michigan Governor allows Detroit casinos to reopen partially at 15%

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Detroit’s three casinos will now be allowed to reopen, at least partially, after Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer made a few changes to the state’s requirements regarding Covid-19. The casinos can reopen at 15% capacity and much follow strict guidelines regarding health and safety for operation. Over Three Months of Closure: The casinos will reopen ...

Detroit casinos record first-half gross gaming revenues collapse

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After being temporarily shuttered in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic and the three casinos in Detroit have now reportedly announced first-half aggregated gross gaming revenues that are 59.3% lower year-on-year at just $299.2 million. According to a Tuesday report from The Detroit News newspaper citing official information from the Michigan Gaming Control Board, ...

Michigan Gaming Control Board approves “minimum reopening guidelines” for Detroit casinos; still no date set for reopening

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Detroit’s trio of commercial casinos are one step closer to reopening after on Monday, June 8, 2020, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) approved a list of “minimum reopening guidelines” to be implemented when the governor issues an order allowing that to happen. The guidelines include: Limit of 15 percent the legal capacity at ...

The Detroit Lions Trade Star Cornerback Darius Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles

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The Detroit Lions have decided to trade the outstanding veteran cornerback, Darius Slay, to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a couple of draft picks. The Detroit Lions will receive a third round pick (85th overall) and fifth round selection (166th overall) in the 2020 NFL draft from the Philadelphia Eagles. After receiving Slay ...

Detroit casinos kick off legal sports betting in Michigan

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Michigan has joined neighboring Illinois in launching legal retail sports wagering this week after on Tuesday the state’s gaming control board gave final approval to Detroit’s three commercial casinos. The move comes on the heels of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signing of legislation on December 20, 2019, to legalize sports betting and internet gambling in ...

Jack Entertainment abandoning Detroit following Greektown Casino-Hotel sale

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As part of a campaign to refocus its business and American casino operator Jack Entertainment has reportedly detailed that it is to begin gradually shutting its main office in Detroit for the loss of some 92 jobs. According to a Wednesday report from Crain’s Detroit Business newspaper, the firm announced the move early last ...