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.
Michigan Becomes Fastest State to Cross $1 Billion in Online Casino Tax RevenueBy: Jessica Aletor
Michigan's online casinos achieved significant milestones in August, surpassing $1 billion in iGaming tax revenue faster than any other US state. August also marked the sixth consecutive month that online casinos in the state generated more than $150 million revenue.
Michigan Sportsbooks Generate $228.5 Million in Wagering Handle for AugustBy: Jessica Aletor
Michigan sports betting saw its lowest year-over-year margin of decline in August after months of double-digit dips. The state also saw a reduction to 14 sportsbooks yet posted a revenue of $23.2 million, greater than July 2023.
PointsBet Introduces “A Fanatics Experience” in Michigan Despite Regulatory DrawbacksBy: Jessica Aletor
Fanatics has rebranded PointsBet Casino and Sportsbook in Michigan to “PointsBet, A Fanatics Experience” after failing to include the state in its initial plans for a rebrand. However, regulatory approval is still pending for Fanatics in Michigan.
Retail Sports Betting in Detroit Down by 47% in August from Previous YearBy: Jessica Aletor
In August, Detroit's sports betting operators faced a challenging month, with a 46% decline in handle and revenue plummeting by 87.6%, compared to 2022. In contrast, Detroit casinos crossed $850 million in year-to-date revenue, with Hollywood Casino boosting profits.
Cyber Security Threat Causes Temporary System Shutdown at MGM Grand Detroit CasinoBy: Jessica Aletor
MGM Grand Detroit has responded swiftly to a large-scale cyberattack by shutting down its US-wide computer systems, impacting online operations and services. Its parent company, MGM Resorts is also investigating the issue alongside law enforcement.
UFC: Previewing the Big Bouts at UFC 293 in SydneyBy: Darren Cooper
H1: UFC: Previewing the Big Bouts at UFC 293 in Sydney
July Revenue Pushes Michigan’s 2023 Online Casino Gross Receipts Above $1 BillionBy: Jessica Aletor
In July, Michigan's online gambling industry defied summer slowdown expectations, raking in $153.6 million in revenue, marking its fourth-best month since inception in 2021. The state also crossed $1 billion in total revenue for the year.
NFL: Do The Lions Have What it Takes to get to 10 wins in 2023?By: Darren Cooper
The sportsbooks like the Lions to win the NFC North and have their win total entering the season at 9.5. Are there 10 wins on the Lions regular season schedule?