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The MGM Grand Detroit is one of the three retail casinos located in the city and one of 26 casinos in Michigan. Since opening its temporary facility in 1999 and its permanent venue in 2007, the MGM Grand has been MI’s top money-making gambling facility, with the expectation of clearing $2 billion in lifetime revenue before the end of calendar 2024.

In this piece, we’ll highlight the types of gambling offered at MGM Grand Detroit. We will also provide a history of the betting operations and list casino contact information that may be helpful for guests.

About MGM Grand Detroit

The MGM Grand Detroit opened in 1999 as a temporary casino; its permanent location opened on October 3, 2007. At 147,000 square feet of gaming space, it is the second-largest Michigan casino, trailing only the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant.

Away from the gambling floor, entertainment options include concerts at the Event Center, a Topgolf Swing Suite, and the AXIS Lounge, which is open daily until 2:00 AM. Other amenities include a pool, fitness center, spa, and shopping center.

The dining scene at MGM Grand Detroit is also quite impressive. Whether you’re looking for Asian, American, French, Italian, Mexican, or Spanish cuisine, the 12 restaurants at the venue are sure to sate your appetite.

Does MGM Grand Detroit offer sports wagering?

Yes, the MGM Grand Detroit offers MI sports wagering. You’ll be able to place your wagers at the BetMGM Sports Lounge, which is open daily from 9:00 AM to midnight.

The lounge is located on the eastern side of the casino across from the TAP Restaurant. If you use the east entrance to the venue, it will be on your immediate right when you walk in.

Wagers can be made at any of the six betting windows or 33 self-service digital kiosks. You’ll also be able to watch the games you’ve wagered on with more than 60 big-screen televisions throughout the lounge.

BetMGM Sports Lounge also has a full bar that is ready to serve local craft beers as well as signature cocktails.

Partnership between BetMGM Sportsbook and MGM Grand Detroit

As alluded to above, MGM Grand offers sports betting through BetMGM Sportsbook MI. The sports gambling operation opened in March 2020, roughly 10 months ahead of the launch of Michigan online sports betting.

By overall handle BetMGM is the third-most used sportsbook in the state, trailing DraftKings and FanDuel, but its lead over fourth-place ESPN Bet (formerly Barstool Sportsbook) is significant, with a lifetime online handle almost $2 billion higher than ESPN Bet.

This partnership helps both the casino and the online operations by driving signups as well as casino traffic to collect winnings.

Other types of gambling at MGM Grand Detroit

Here is a full list of the types of gambling offered at MGM Grand Detroit:

  • Sports betting
  • Omaha poker
  • Texas hold’em (limit)
  • Texas hold’em (no-limit)
  • Bad Beat Jackpot
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Criss Cross Poker
  • Dragon Bonus Baccarat
  • Four-Card Poker
  • Free Bet Blackjack
  • I luv Suits
  • Let it Ride poker
  • Mississippi stud poker
  • Perfect pairs blackjack
  • Pontoon 21
  • Progressive pai gow poker
  • Roulette
  • Single zero roulette
  • Spanish 21
  • Three-Card Poker
  • Tri-lux blackjack
  • Two-way Monte
  • Ultimate Texas hold'em
  • Video poker
  • Penny slots
  • High-stake slots
  • Progressive jackpot slots

History of MGM Grand Detroit

Here is a brief history of casino operations at MGM Grand Detroit.

  • 1999: MGM Grand opens in Detroit as a temporary casino facility.
  • 2005: The Michigan Gaming Control Board approves MGM’s plan to build a casino facility, establishing a permanent casino in Detroit.
  • 2007: MGM Grand opens its permanent casino location.
  • 2020: MGM Grand Detroit first offers sports betting. Five days after the sportsbook opened, the casino was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2022: Vici Properties assumes ownership of MGM Grand.

Contact & opening hours

Address: 1777 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Opening hours: Open 24/7
Website: https://mgmgranddetroit.mgmresorts.com
E-mail address: Email form is accessible on the MGM Grand website
Phone number: (877) 888-2121