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  • Detroit Casinos Win $122.8 Million During The Month Of March
  • EuroMillions Winner Continues To Wait For Payout
  • Caesars Entertainment Looking Into Dubai Casino Gaming

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Patrons place in person bets during the launch of legalized sports betting in Michigan at the MGM Grand Detroit casino in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)

This week’s casino news starts off in Detroit where the city has reeled in a healthy haul in the month of March. Those revenues have trickled in, so we’ll touch on those first.

Detroit Casinos Win $122.8 Million During The Month Of March

Now that we’re through the mid-point of April, casino revenue numbers are coming in for the month of March. Detroit casinos have been doing well as it was reported that their three properties brought in approximately $122.86 million throughout the month. When breaking it down further, their slots and table games were where the bulk of the money was made as those brought in $120.93 million. The rest of it came from retail sports betting.

Compared to March of 2021, these numbers were about a $7 million boost. In that month of 2021, they brought in $113.84 million but remember that the casinos were not operating under full capacity at the time due to COVID-19 regulations.

The MGM Grand Detroit was the bright spot of the three Detroit casinos. They brought in 46 percent of all market shares. MotorCity Casino was behind them at 33 percent and Greektown Casino came in last with 21 percent. MGM Grand, of course, has the biggest name cache, which helps them attract the most business.

EuroMillions Winner Continues To Wait For Payout

It wasn’t the biggest lottery that EuroMillions had to offer but one woman is still unhappy about not receiving the money that she is rightfully owed. Jane Fallon decided to take her shot at the EuroMillions HotPicks lottery and landed four of the numbers that were drawn. She was set to collect a cash prize of $78,000 but the only problem was that collecting the money for her has been really hard to accomplish. Fallon is still waiting for her money over a year after hitting this prize.

Fallon said that she received $1,300 after filing a claim for the money that she won. She picked up another $1,300 a little while later, followed by another check of $23,410. As for the rest of it, nothing has come through.

Fallon has continued to make requests and statements to the lottery with the hopes that they will pay out the money she deserves. Since that final payment, though, there has been radio silence on the matter.

WeLoveLottery has apparently had issues lately and the company might be struggling to stay afloat. One person claims that the company had charged them more than what the listed price was on a handful of different occasions. Fallon will just have to wait to receive the rest of her winnings.

Caesars Entertainment Looking Into Dubai Casino Gaming

The United Arab Emirates has been warming up to the idea of casino gaming in the area. Of course, a lot of brands are excited about the prospects of opening up there as there are lots of people with money in the neighborhood.

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A view of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, April 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Since those rumors have started to hit the surface, Caesars Entertainment has begun looking into potential opportunities in Dubai. They already operate a non-gaming-related hotel in Dubai, so expanding wouldn’t be too far out of the equation. They could simply add on a gaming venue – as long as they get the go-ahead.

Caesars doesn’t offer any type of gaming in Dubai but isn’t the only company hanging around waiting for an opportunity to pounce. MGM Resorts International is currently building a hotel not far from Caesars hotel. Wynn Resorts also said that they are planning to build an integrated resort in Ras Al Khaimah.

With Macau struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE could be the next big deal moving forward. However, all of this relies upon them officially considering allowing casino gaming.

Dave Consolazio

Dave Consolazio has been passionate about writing and sports journalism since his high school years. He has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from USC where he worked with the school's radio and television stations. His work has been featured in SportsbookReview, Sports Illustrated and SB Nation. Dave's experience ranges across multiple fields in the gambling industry. You can find his sports, casino, and poker articles in GambleOnline.co.

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