Michigan’s online gaming uptake is already trending to a huge
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How amazing was the early days of online gambling and sports betting in Michigan?
Well, after just two months the Great Lakes state is poised to overtake Pennsylvania and take second in the income charts, which would only leave New Jersey in its sights.
In March alone, Michigan’s online casinos grossed $ 95.1 million, which was third in the county, just behind Pennsylvania ($ 97.7 million). But Michigan has a long way to go to catch the current king of the game, New Jersey, which just set another record high of $ 113.7 million for March.
The second place behind the King, however, is pretty good, especially considering Michigan didn’t start playing online until the end of January.
But Michigan is a long way from New Jersey in terms of sports betting: New Jersey just received $ 859 million in March (roughly 90% of online games), and has now passed $ 2.5 billion for the first quarter. of 2021, which would see the Garden State crash. its one-year record of $ 6 billion. New Jersey gambling revenue was nearly $ 61 million for March
Michigan took in just under $ 360 million in March, which was a jump from February, but still far behind New Jersey.
A lot of people want to know when casinos around Michigan will start having live entertainment and events so that there is once again a total experience for customers.
The Island Showroom at the Island Resort and Casino in the Upper Peninsula will have shows almost every weekend in May, with Clint Black and Hardy already sold out.
The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has Luke Bryan with special guest Morgan Evans scheduled for Memorial Day Saturday night (May 29) in the open-air center, but most of the shows on the state’s schedule are scheduled for July.
Snoop Dog and Whiz Khalifa are going to rock the stage at Soaring Eagle on July 15, and there are so many other shows in the state all summer long. Are we going to start getting closer to normal again? Hopefully the return of concerts is a sign that we’re almost there.
What about sports betting in casinos this summer?
There are a few key events that should be of interest to everyone. While Detroit fans won’t have to worry about backing or betting on their hometown Pistons or Red Wings (sorry, but maybe that’ll save you money), the playoffs Stanley Cup Championships could be more open than any other campaign, with a lot of money to be made if you support the right team. The same can be said in the NBA, if LeBron James and / or Anthony Davis enter the playoffs under 100%.
If you are a football fan, the Euro 2020 tournament will start a year after the scheduled date and could be the most competitive tournament ever. Remember that six of the eight teams in the 2018 World Cup quarter-finals were from Europe, as were the four semi-finalists. Can France repeat what the 1998 and 2000 team did and hold both cups at once, or will the trophy come back to England?
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