MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan is one of three casino resort hotels in the city, and one of four in the Detroit–Windsor area. The $825 million complex incorporates the historic Wagner Baking Company building designed c.1915 by architect Walter W. Ahlschlager, who went on to design the Roxy Theatre in 1927. As part of the renovation, the decorative terra cotta elements of this former bread bakery have been restored to their original condition, preserving the signature features of the 94-year old Detroit landmark. IH Gaming , doing business as Motor City Casino, is owned by Marian Ilitch. Mrs. Ilitch's husband Michael who is a partner in the Detroit Red Wings hockey team and owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball team is prohibited under the rules of Major League Baseball from owning any interest in gambling establishments.Forbes reported in October 2006 that the gambling palace has annual revenues of $400+ million and operating income of $125 million, expected to rise to $180 million under the change in tax structure following completion of the resort. Detroit is one of the largest American cities and metropolitan regions to offer casino resort hotels.
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