Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning “large water” or “large lake”. Michigan is the tenth most populous among the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area (the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River). Its capital is Lansing, and the largest city is Detroit.
The Thriving Tourism Industry in Michigan
Tourism and Hospitality is one of the primary industries in the state of Michigan. The tourists in Michigan spend about $17.2 billion per year in the state, which in turn supports more than 193,000 tourism jobs. One such indicator is the traffic in the state’s website; Michigan’s Tourism website is actually one of the top grossers in the entire US when it comes to visitors.
The Growing Casino and Entertainment Market in Michigan
Majority of the state’s lands are forest land, and thus attracts vacationers, nature enthusiasts, and hunters from across the United States, Canada, and even Europe. To augment this thriving tourism industry, the urban areas in Michigan have set up gaming and entertainment centers as well. Currently, there are three fully-fledged large casinos in Michigan, namely, Motor City Casino, Greektown Casino Hotel, and MGM Grand Detroit.
Nevertheless, there are plenty of other Michigan casinos of various sizes scattered throughout the state, mostly in the cities. At present, there are more than 20 casino gaming hubs operating within the boundaries of Michigan. All in all, those would sum up for a grand total of more than 30,000 gaming machines and slot games, and more than 600 table games. Poker, as popular as it is in the gaming scene, would not be undone, as there are more than 50 live poker tables available throughout the metro areas of Michigan.
As it stands, the largest casino in Michigan could be found in the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. It boasts of a crazy total of more than 4,500 slot games and gaming machines, and 80+ table games.