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Michigan online gambling operators brought in $162.1 million in March

Michigan internet gaming and sports betting operators brought in $162.15 million in March, an 11.6% increase over February results, the Michigan Gaming Control Board reported Monday.

Internet gambling gross revenue hit a state record of $131.67 million last month, according to the state agency. Gross receipts from sports betting, meanwhile, amounted to $30.48 million.

Adjusted online gaming revenue, meanwhile, rose 33.7% year-on-year, while adjusted online sports betting revenue fell 22.8%.

The internet sports betting handle, or amount wagered, for the month was $451.6 million, up 13.4% from February.

The operators submitted $24.7 million in taxes and payments to the state for the month, with the bulk coming from taxes and fees related to internet gambling.

Detroit’s three casinos paid the city $7 million in betting taxes and municipal service fees for the month of March. And tribal operators said they paid $2.7 million to governing bodies, according to the MGCB.

For help with gambling problems, call the state’s toll-free 24-hour hotline at 1-800-270-7117. Additional information is available at www.michigan.gov/mgcb.

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