In December 2008 revenues at MotorCity Casino fell 11.25% and CMM Merger Inc., parent of MotorCity Casino, failed to meet lending convenants so angry investors demanded owner Marian Ilitch inject $45 million cash into the Detroit gaming enterprise that struggles even after expanding its gaming floor space and adding a luxury hotel to the property. Ilitch acquired 100% control of MotorCity Casino from MGM Mirage and various other investors in 2005.
MotorCity Casino Hotel had April revenue of $38.5 million, posting a 7.4 percent decrease compared to March and a 5.3 percent drop compared to April 2008.
According to reports published by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) over all year-to-date revenues at a highly leveraged MotorCity Casino are down 1.7% compared to the same period in 2008.
MGCB: Detroit Casino Revenue Reports