Revenue at Illinois Casinos Dips Slightly in August From July

Revenue at Illinois Casinos Dips Slightly in August From July
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

In Illinois, total adjusted gross receipts for the state’s 14 casinos for August was almost $124.44 million combined. That represented a decrease of about 6.6% from July ($133.26 million). Slots contributed about $95.19 million of the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) and table games generated about $29.25 million.

Taxes to the state in August were almost $30.71 million, and the local share taxes of taxes came to about $7.14 million. Government officials and local gamblers are looking forward to the opening of a new casino in Chicago. A temporary gambling facility operated by Bally’s opened over the weekend, on Sept. 9, at Medinah Temple in River North. A permanent facility is being built nearby.

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Breakdown of Illinois Casino Revenue

So far, the dominant casino, in terms of adjusted gross receipts, has been Rivers Casino in Des Plaines. In August, Rivers had almost $44.78 million in AGR, or nearly 36% of the state total.

The July Illinois casino revenue was at its highest figure in nine years.

Adjusted gross receipts for individual casinos (listed alphabetically) were: Argosy Casino, $2,919,572; Bally's Quad Cities Casino & Hotel, $5,429,725; Danville Development, LLC, $3,101,743; DraftKings at Casino Queen, $6,470,255; FHR-Illinois LLC, $7,774,239; Grand Victoria Casino, $12,020,906; Hard Rock Casino Rockford, $5,594,091; Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel, $10,570,186; Harrah's Metropolis Casino, $5,303,693; Hollywood Casino Aurora, $7,649,985; Hollywood Casino Joliet, $7,018,698; Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino, $4,974,469; Rivers Casino, $44,778,232; Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort, LLC, $832,814.

There are no online casinos in Illinois.

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Author

Bill Ordine covers state gambling issues for IllinoisBet.com. 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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