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Detroit Casinos

The state of Michigan has authorized commercial casino gaming in the city of Detroit. The three Detroit casinos are each privately owned and operated. The casino operators are regulated by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, which is the state agency created in 1996 to oversee the casino operators, suppliers and employees. The operators of the Detroit casinos were each initially selected by the city of Detroit following a competitive selection process. The initial selection of the casino license holders was completed in 1997 by former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, and affirmed by the Detroit City Council.

Since the late 1990s the city and the casino operators have amended their casino development agreements on several occasions. The current agreements with each of the three operators, MGM Grand Detroit Casino, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino, were negotiated by former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

The casinos initially operated in temporary facilities that opened during 1999-2000.

Each casino has 100,000-square feet of gaming space, 400 hotel rooms, conference space and various restaurants.

To obtain more information on each of the Detroit casinos, please visit their respective Web sites listed below.


MGM Grand Casino

MotorCity Casino

Greektown Casino


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