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FanDuel confirms Michigan launch with MotorCity


FanDuel will open a sportsbook at Detroit’s MotorCity casino tomorrow (March 12), after the venue was approved to offer wagering earlier this week. 

The two-storey sportsbook will feature six betting windows, 67 high-definition screens, a VIP area and 54 of International Game Technology’s (IGT) PlaySports self-service betting kiosks. 

“For two decades, we have been committed to reimagining the guest experience – consistently raising the bar with innovative entertainment, world-class luxury hotel accommodations and high energy gaming activities,” MotorCity Casino president Bruce Dall commented. 

“This relationship takes it to the next level. With FanDuel, our guests will be able to engage with their favorite sports in a dynamic new way at Detroit’s only locally-owned and operated casino.”

FanDuel chief executive Matt Kind described Detroit as “an incredible sports town”.

“As we look to expand our national footprint and bring America’s top sportsbook to more customers across the country, this was a perfect fit,” King explained. “It has everything we look for – from the industry leading casino operation to the proud and passionate Midwest fanbase. Exciting things are happening in Detroit, and we couldn’t be more excited about this move to the Motor City.”

Should the launch planned for March 12 go ahead as planned, MotorCity will become Detroit’s third casino to roll out legal betting. It was given the green light to go live by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) yesterday (March 10), alongside the MGM Grand Detroit and Penn National Gaming’s Greektown Casino. 

Both venues are expected to take their first bets today.

Earlier today it was revealed that revenue across the three casinos rose 6.3% to $121.7m in February. MotorCity contributed $40.5m to the total, up 4.7% year-on-year.