September Revenue at MI iCasinos Up 29.3% From 2022, Lifetime Receipts Top $4 BillionBy: Jessica Aletor
Michigan's online casinos saw robust growth in September 2023, generating $166.4 million in revenue and contributing to the state crossing the $4 billion lifetime revenue milestone. DraftKings also overtook FanDuel with a record-breaking $37.1 million in monthly revenue.
FireKeepers Becomes First Michigan Casino Powered By 100% Renewable EnergyBy: Jessica Aletor
FireKeepers Casino in Michigan announced groundbreaking achievements for October, including new gaming and dining options. The standout news is the casino’s commitment to powering its outlet using 100% renewable energy, thanks to a partnership with Consumers Energy.
Detroit Casino Workers Embark on Indefinite Strike After Failed NegotiationsBy: Jessica Aletor
Detroit casino workers have embarked on an historic strike, the first of its kind in the city’s history. The strike, which involves 3,700 workers, centers on demands for healthcare, better wages, job security, workload reductions, and retirement benefits.
MGCB Grants Fresh Casino Gaming Licenses to Playzido and Authentic GamingBy: Jessica Aletor
Playzido, a subsidiary of Light & Wonder, has recently acquired a B2B supplier license which will see it bring fresh content to four Michigan online casinos. Additionally, Authentic Gaming gained approval to stream live dealer table games starting in October.
Hackers Compromised Customer Information During MGM Resorts Cybersecurity BreachBy: Jessica Aletor
MGM Resorts have revealed that customer’s biodata and contact information were compromised during the September 11 security breach. The company has taken steps to provide affected customers with identity protection and credit monitoring services.
PENN Entertainment-Owned Retail Casinos to Feature Autonomous Robot Security SystemBy: Jessica Aletor
PENN Entertainment gaming floors, including Hollywood Casino at Greektown in Detroit, are set to introduce autonomous robots from Knightscope for enhanced security, following recent security threats on retail casinos. These robots will offer advanced surveillance and real-time communication.
MGM Engaged in Meetings with Detroit Casino Workers as Unions Threaten StrikeBy: Jessica Aletor
Five unions have voted to authorize strike actions if demands for wage increases, retirement security, and job protection aren't met by October 16. MGM Grand Detroit is engaging with unions and has reported productive meetings with union leaders.
Northville Downs Extends Race Dates as Relocation Plans Remain Under ReviewBy: Jessica Aletor
Northville Downs has extended its race season to November 25 with sixteen additional dates. This news comes after Northville City Council approved the track’s redevelopment. However, plans to relocate the racetrack to Plymouth Township await approval from the authorities.
888 Holdings Launches First Sports Illustrated Retail Sportsbook in MichiganBy: Jessica Aletor
888 Holdings and the Hannahville Indian Community have launched the first Sports Illustrated retail sportsbook at Island Resort & Casino. The sportsbook is powered by OpenBet and is to feature cutting-edge wagering technology for a secure sports betting experience.
Online Systems Back to Regular Operations at MGM Days After Cyber AttackBy: Jessica Aletor
MGM has now resumed full operations at its casinos and hotels after a malicious attack on its computer systems. Two hacker groups, Scattered Spider and ALPHV have claimed responsibility, raising additional concerns about customer data security.