Numbers Rise In September; Retail Drops

Numbers Rise In September; Retail Drops
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

Michigan is one of a handful of states that offers iGaming and it continues to generate consistent revenues for operators as well as tax money for the state.

In September, Michigan online casinos generated total adjusted gross receipts worth $149.76 million, up 9.2% from August ($137.2 million). The contribution to the state from iGaming in September was $31.3 million, up 9.4% from August ($28.61 million).

Retail Casino Numbers Dip Slightly

Regarding retail casino gambling, the total adjusted gross receipts for September were just over $99.99 million, down 4.4% from August (almost $104.58 million). The September state wagering tax from retail casino play was nearly $8.1 million, down 4.4% from August ($8.47 million).

The September city wagering tax was $12,346,231, down 25.0% from August ($16,465,452).

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Besides Michigan, other states with iGaming are New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Connecticut and Rhode Island (launching in 2024).

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Bill Ordine

Bill Ordine, senior journalist and columnist for, was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years, and was a lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. Bill started reporting on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for 10 years. He covered the World Series of Poker for a decade and his articles on gaming have appeared in many major U.S. newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and others.

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