All About Michigan Sports Betting Handle And Revenue

The experts at have assembled this guide to explain what we mean when we talk about Michigan sports betting financial figures, which include handle, revenue, adjusted gross receipts and tax collections.

Michigan has one of the most expansive menus of legal gambling options in the United States. Michigan has Tribal and commercial casinos; retail and mobile sports gambling; and online casino games (also called iGaming) with options such as slots, table games and internet poker.

Tribal casino gambling in Michigan predated the commercial casinos in Detroit. In 1993, the state signed compacts with several federally recognized tribes in Michigan to conduct Class III gaming on their lands, but some tribal gaming operated even before that time. In 1996, Michigan voters approved commercial casino gambling for Detroit, which allowed for three casinos. They opened from 1999 to 2000. 

Near the end of 2019, the state legislature legalized a raft of gambling options, including in-person and online sports gambling, iGaming and fantasy sports. Commercial and tribal casinos could have retail sports betting and Michigan sportsbook apps. The first in-person sports bet was made in March 2020 and online sports gambling launched in early 2021.

Michigan Sports Betting, January vs. December

Total handle Mobile handle Revenue (GGR)
January $601.585M $577.397M $19.300M
December $613.426M $583.036M $39.942M
Change Down 1.9% Down 1.0% Down 51.7%

Michigan Sports Betting Handle and Revenue: January 2024

Michigan sports betting kept a steady pace on handle but took a nosedive on revenue to start 2024.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board reported that total sports betting handle for January was $601,585,142, down 1.9% from December ($613,425,699). Mobile handle was $577,396,906, down 1.0% from December ($583,036,262).

However, revenue was down significantly. January’s total adjusted sports betting Gross Gaming Revenue was $19,299,505. That was down a steep 51.7% from a month ago ($39,941,648).

The total sports betting tax for the month was $1,341,121.

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