The ongoing pandemic did not stop online gambling operators in Michigan from securing $114.2 million in revenues for the month of June.
Local casino operators in the Wolverine State announced this week that they have managed to generate $89.2 million from internet gaming. On the other hand, online sports betting operators netted $25 million and reported about $235.1 million in money wagered in the previous month.
The Michigan Gaming Control Board said that the June figures from the two forms of online gambling matched the reported digits in May, according to Detroit News.
The local gambling industry is optimistic that operations in the state would flourish this summer despite the COVID-19 health crisis. This would mostly be possible thanks to the reopening of businesses.
“Summer is here, and Michigan is reopening after the pandemic restrictions so there are many entertainment opportunities,” the board’s executive director Henry Williams said.
“The slight tenth of a percent decline from May to June shows internet gaming and online sports betting continues to draw Michigan residents’ and visitors’ interest,” he added.
PlayMichigan.com said that even though online spots and casino betting fell a bit in June, the revenue from sports betting still witnessed a “significant jump.” The fall season could also see growth when more restrictions start to ease.