June’s casino revenues in Illinois were almost identical to the previous month. The state’s 13 commercial casinos reported about $122.25 million in combined revenue, a slight increase of 0.2% from $122 million in the May Illinois casino revenue report.
While the casino revenues were mostly flat in June, the financial performance did stop a two-month skid that started following a strong March and extended through May. Also, the June 2023 casino financial report was a strong improvement in a same-month year-over-year comparison.
In March, Illinois casinos enjoyed a revenue spike of $131 million but the casino numbers slid to $128.13 million in April, then to $122 million in May, according to the Illinois Gaming Board.
June Increase Stops Brief Slide
However, the June figure of $122.25 million not only stopped that slide, but it was also a 10.45% increase over June 2022 ($110.68 million).
For June 2023, more than $92.82 million of the total revenue came from slots while $29.43 million came from table games.
There are no Illinois online casinos. A legislative proposal to legalize them, as several other states have done, gained no traction in 2023.
In June, the casinos generated about $33.8 million in taxes with the state’s share coming to about $26.8 million and local share amounting to nearly $7 million.
June Illinois Casino Breakdown
Among individual casinos, Rivers Casino in Des Plaines near Chicago was the leader in total adjusted gross receipts (TAGR) with $44.35 million. The No. 2 casino was Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin with $12.54 million in TAGR, and No. 3 was Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel with $10.86 million.
The rest were (alphabetically): Argosy Casino Alton, $3.04 million; Bally's Quad Cities Casino & Hotel, $4.89 million; Danville Development, LLC, $2.08 million; DraftKings at Casino Queen, $6.64 million; FHR-Illinois LLC, $6.61 million; Hard Rock Casino Rockford, $5.76 million; Harrah's Metropolis Casino, $5.18 million; Hollywood Casino Aurora. $7.89 million; Hollywood Casino Joliet, $7.18 million, and Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino, $5.31 million.
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