The American Gaming Association have released figures that point towards land based casinos as being key in the turnaround of fortunes in the city of Detroit. Casino gaming in the Detroit is now behind only the automobile and healthcare industries as the city’s major employers and the $15 Million per month that it provides to the city in tax revenue is proving extremely valuable in moving things forward in the Motor City, with a large part of that $15 Million helping towards Detroit's bankruptcy debts.
There are three commercial casinos in the largest city in Michigan, those being the MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity and Greektown and between them they employ a huge 7,633 permanent staff, paying them a total of over $400 Million in salary, tips and benefits for the year of 2013. AGA President and CEO Geoff Freeman is clearly happy with what the casinos are bringing to the city and states that, “We’re proud that casinos are playing an important role in Detroit’s recovery. Casino gaming has created thousands of jobs in Detroit that pay well above the minimum wage and offer fulfilling careers in a range of professions that extend beyond the casino floor.”
Despite the obvious success of land based casino in Detroit, there are no plans as yet to move forward with their own regulated online gaming offering, in fact Michigan has shown little to no interest in online casino gambling. Detroit and Michigan residents as a whole do enjoy playing casino games online and get their action at the many online casinos that provide for them, with Bovada Casino being one of the very best.