Greektown Casino has pumped $411.2 million into the economies and governments of Detroit and the State of Michigan, a review of the casino’s economic impact shows.
“Greektown Casino’s economic impact on the City of Detroit and the State of Michigan has been significant and positive,” said casino Chief Operating Officer Sal Semola. “We are proud that Greektown Casino has emerged as a major employer, taxpayer and entertainment destination that is attracting more than 12,000 people a day to Michigan’s most important city.”
During pre-opening and since opening on Nov. 10, 2000, Greektown Casino has:
Paid $55.1 million in gaming taxes to the City of Detroit and State of Michigan. Detroit uses gaming tax revenues for economic development, law enforcement and other programs. All state gaming tax revenues are distributed to local school districts across Michigan.
Paid $94.1 million in payroll to casino team members.
Contributed $676,000 to area charities.
Paid $226 million to vendors and suppliers.
Paid more than $17.2 million in property and income taxes, for street light upgrades, and in municipal, parking and other fees.
Paid $8.6 million in legal and finance fees to the City of Detroit.
Paid $9.6 million in regulatory and enforcement fees to the Michigan Gaming Control Board.
Semola attributed Greektown Casino’s success to “our owners, 2,400 team members, Detroit’s elected leaders, state regulators and our loyal and growing customer base.”
“Greektown Casino is fortunate to enjoy the support of people who care very much about the success of their city and are dedicated to making certain Detroit’s best days are in its future,” Semola said.
Greektown Casino, a Kewadin Casinos property, is 100-percent owned by Michigan residents. Majority owners are the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, which uses revenues from its Kewadin Casinos to fund programs and services for tribal members. A group of City of Detroit residents owns 10 percent of the casino.
Semola noted that Detroit’s other two casinos — MotorCity Casino and MGM Grand Detroit — are also making significant positive impacts on the city and state.
“Detroit’s gaming industry features three extraordinarily successful properties that are committed to the community, superior guest service and even better performance in the future,” Semola said. “The industry has become one of Detroit’s most significant taxpayers, employers and philanthropists.”
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More than 1,600 terrific hotel rooms are within quick access of Greektown Casino. Directly across the street is the Atheneum Suite Hotel & Conference Center, Detroit’s only Four Diamond hotel. In less than 5 minutes, the People Mover elevated rail line can carry Greektown Casino guests in four-season comfort to or from the nearby Courtyard Marriott Downtown Detroit and Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center hotels.
Greektown Casino guests can experience about two dozen restaurants, pubs, confectioneries and other shops in the Greektown neighborhood and nearby Harmonie Park. Greektown is also a short walk from Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, and Detroit’s Fox Town theater district. Greektown Casino is home to the Alley Grille, Detroit’s finest steakhouse.