DETROIT, June 9, 2009 /PRNewswire/ – While the overall gaming market in Detroit saw a 4.2 percent decline in May, Greektown Casino-Hotel bucked the trend once again with a stunning 7.2 percent year-over-year revenue increase for the month. Greektown was the only Detroit casino to see an increase, with MGM Grand Detroit and MotorCity seeing a 10.9 percent and 3.6 percent decrease, respectively.
“There can no longer be any question that Greektown has entered a new era,” said Randall A. Fine, Managing Director of The Fine Point Group and Chief Executive Officer of Greektown. “This is the fourth consecutive month we’ve shown significant positive results at this property. That’s no small feat in a depressed economy and declining Detroit gaming market. Greektown is capturing market share and increasing revenue; and more importantly, we’re eclipsing the independently prepared profitability goals each and every month. In fact, year-over-year, even including millions in restructuring expenses that did not exist in 2008, we will increase our EBITDA dramatically. In a market like this and being the little guy on top of that, it’s a testament to what The Fine Point Group and an outstanding Greektown team can accomplish.”
“I don’t think there’s any secret to what we’re doing here,” said Amanda Totaro, Vice President of Marketing at Greektown. “We’re giving our guests the most for their money – on the casino floor, in the hotel and at our food and beverage outlets. Each and every month Greektown is filled with great promotions. In June we’re giving away four 2010 Chevrolet Camaros and tons of cash and Bonus Play. We’re also doing our utmost to support the local economy by encouraging people to stay and play right here in Detroit by matching any hotel and slot play offers made by our competitors across the Detroit River. The bottom line is that we’re the place to come to win more and have more fun,” she added.
Located at 555 E. Lafayette Avenue in Detroit’s Greektown Entertainment District, Greektown Casino-Hotel opened on Nov. 10, 2000. Readers of The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press have voted Greektown Casino-Hotel Michigan’s and Detroit’s “Best Casino” numerous times. Greektown Casino-Hotel offers such amenities as their all-new International Buffet, the Eclipz Lounge and a VIP lounge for players. In addition to being named “Best Casino” by readers of The News and Free Press, Greektown Casino-Hotel also placed first in other categories in The News’ reader survey, including “Best Slots,” “Best Wait Staff Outfits,” “Best Craps Tables,” “Best Blackjack Tables,” “Best High Rollers Area,” “Best Casino Restaurant,” and “Best Casino Entertainment.” Greektown Casino-Hotel opened its new 400-room hotel tower February 2009. For reservations and group events, call 877-GCH-5554 or visit www.greektowncasino.com.
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