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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 ...