Illinois Casino Revenue Posts Another Healthy Month

Illinois Casino Revenue Posts Another Healthy Month
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Illinois casino revenues in September were the second highest since 2014 for the state. For September, the state’s casinos had $132.13 million in total adjusted gross receipts, an increase of 6.2% over August.

There are no Illinois online casinos.

This year, September’s financial performance was second only to July 2023, which had about $133.26 million in revenue – and that figure stands as the highest since 2014.

Addition of Bally’s Boosts Figures

Revenues in September were buoyed by the addition of a 15th casino, Bally’s temporary casino in Chicago, which added about $6.68 million to the statewide monthly adjusted gross receipts. The temporary facility, which opened its doors on Sept. 9, will eventually be replaced by a permanent $1.7 billion casino-hotel that is expected to open in 2026.

For September, the state share of casino taxes was $32.68 million, and the local share was about $7.93 million.

Illinois individual casino total adjusted gross receipts for September (listed alphabetically):

  • Argosy Casino Alton, $2,977,005
  • Bally's Chicago Operating Company, $6,678,430
  • Bally's Quad Cities Casino & Hotel, $5,232,158
  • Danville Development, LLC, $3,340,238
  • DraftKings at Casino Queen,  $6,472,942
  • FHR-Illinois LLC, $7,818,091
  • Grand Victoria Casino, $12,428,576
  • Hard Rock Casino Rockford, $5,739,967
  • Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel, $10,950,775
  • Harrah's Metropolis Casino, $5,311,677
  • Hollywood Casino Aurora, $8,316,682
  • Hollywood Casino Joliet, $7,603,427
  • Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino, $4,927,046
  • Rivers Casino, $41,453,309
  • Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort, $2,883,917

The Illinois sports betting report for September will come out later this month.



Bill Ordine covers state gambling issues for He was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years, and was a lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. Bill started reporting on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for 10 years.

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