The online casino market in Michigan had its best month ever — by nearly 11% — in December, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.
The casinos took in over $121.7 million in gross receipts, destroying October’s record of $109.7 million.
In fact, 13 of the 14 online casinos were up month-over-month — with FireKeepers being the lone holdout — and half of all the casinos set their own monthly records.
And once again, BetMGM sat at the top of the heap, bringing in just shy of a whopping $46 million, shattering its previous record of $41.3 million in October.
Coming in a distant second was DraftKings, with $20.1 million (also a record) and FanDuel placed third, with $17.3 million.
Fourth place was BetRivers at $7.9 million, and Golden Nugget continued its strong showing in Michigan with $5.7 million.
Bringing up the rear was Four Winds at $2.4 million, TwinSpires at $1.5 million, Parx at $1.3 million, PointsBet at $1.2 million, and Firekeepers at $1.1 million.
The online casinos paid out over $30 million in taxes for the month.
What a year
For the year, the online casinos destroyed expectations, with over $1.1 billion in gross receipts. Legislative estimates predicted a fully mature market of between $400-$600 million.
Overall, the online casinos paid out nearly $201.7 million in taxes to the state in 2021, another $55.2 million to the city of Detroit, and $22.3 million to the state’s tribes.