One of the novelties is that it will allow that the server can
be located anywhere in the world. But if the server is not located
in the casino, the owner of the casino must have in the location a
remote access terminal that allows viewing the information of the
authorized gaming programs. Among the information that is requested
is the commercial name of the game program, name of the
manufacturer, identification code, and detail of the downloads and
updates made. When the server is located out of the country, it
must be proven to be in compliance with the international standard
TIA-942 in level Tier III.
Like traditional slot machines, the slot machine models with
server-based gaming technology must be previously evaluated by an
authorized laboratory so its functioning can be authorized in the
DETROIT CASINOS' APRIL AGGREGATE REVENUES SLIGHTLY DECREASE
COMPARED SAME MONTH LAST YEAR: MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD
RELEASES APRIL 2012 REVENUE DATA
by Ryan M. Shannon
The Michigan Gaming Control Board ("MGCB") released
the revenue and wagering tax data for April 2012 for the three
Detroit, Michigan, commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial
casinos posted a collective 1.59% decrease in gaming revenues
compared to the same month in 2011. Aggregate gross gaming revenue
for the Detroit commercial casinos also decreased by approximately
8.85% in April compared to March 2012 revenue figures, continuing a
trend of similar decline from March to April in prior years.
MGM Grand Detroit posted slightly decreased gaming revenue
results for April 2012 as compared to the same month in 2011, with
gaming revenue decreasing by less than 0.1%. MGM Grand Detroit
continued to maintain the largest market share among the three
Detroit commercial casinos and had total gaming revenue in April
2012 of over $52.1 million. MotorCity Casino had monthly gaming
revenue exceeding $39.3 million and posted a 5.2% decrease in
revenues in April 2012 compared to April 2011. Greektown, however,
had gaming revenue of nearly $31.9 million, improving on its April
2011 revenues by nearly 1%.
The revenue data released by the MGCB also includes the total
wagering tax payments made by the casinos to the State of Michigan.
The gaming revenue and wagering tax payments for MGM Grand Detroit,
MotorCity Casino, and Greektown Casino for April 2012 were:
State Wagering Tax Payments
MGM Grand Detroit
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