- ...Revenues show strain
The economy's strain on Detroit's casinos is evident in the latest revenue numbers:
• For MotorCity, year-to-date revenues are down 1.6 percent through July, and 7.26 percent last month alone compared to a year ago. The dips are particularly noteworthy because the casino last year didn't have its larger, renovated gaming hall and new hotel to attract gamblers.
MotorCity officials said they don't comment on specific revenue numbers, but spokeswoman Jennifer Kulczycki said that the end of construction and renovation on the property later this year will have a positive impact on the casino's bottom line.
"We're wrapping up construction right now," she said. "We're excited to show Detroit a completely brand new MotorCity Casino. We think it will leave a very good impression on our guests." (Complete Story)