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MGM Grand Detroit Hotel and Casino entrance in Detroit, Thursday, March 19, 2020. (Photo: Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press)

The MGM Grand Detroit casino plans to cut about 1,100 jobs as part of MGM’s nationwide downsizing plan, a casino representative said.

MGM Resorts International is reportedly laying off 18,000 of its furloughed workers, effective Tuesday, because of slow business amid the coronavirus pandemic. Health insurance benefits for the affected workers will run through Sept. 30.

Detroit’s three casinos reopened Aug. 5 with capacity restrictions, 4½ months after having closed for the pandemic.

The three properties’ 15% capacity restriction is among the strictest COVID-19 rules in the country.

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MGM Grand Detroit employs about 2,800 people. The other two casinos, MotorCity Casino Hotel and Greektown Casino-Hotel, have not announced any similar permanent layoff plans.

“Not only will the impact