Motor City Casino
Tom Celani was responsible for bringing commercial gaming to Detroit by running and financing the state wide referendum to legalize commercial gaming and then being selected as one of the three groups to receive a commercial gaming license.
A Luna affiliate was co-owner of Motor City Casino with Mandalay Resort Group and other Detroit-based investors from 1999 through 2005. Motor City Casino is one of three commercial casinos operating in Detroit, Michigan. It has built a reputation as the premier gaming venue in Detroit and opened in 1999 with over 70,000 square feet of gaming space, including 100 table games, 2,600 slot machines and five unique restaurants. In 2005, Luna’s affiliate sold its interest in Motor City Casino to the majority shareholder.