Illinois Casino And VGT Revenue Bounce Back Strongly In March
Illinois Casino and VGT Revenue Bounced Back Strongly In March. Casino revenue in the state of Illinois reached nine figures for the first time in 2022. The state collected $17.6 million in tax receipts for March and $39 million for three months. Sports wagering in Illinois has generated $101.8 million and $15.2 million so far this year.
Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois, reported more than 235,000 admissions for March. The venue generated more $44 million in revenue, a 38.5% increase from February. Rivers accounted for 55. 5% of the nearly $29 million table games revenue from the 10 locations offering that type of action. Grand Victoria Casino and Harrah’s Joliet were the only two other casinos to better the state average of table game revenue per admission.
Illinois' VGTs generated $250 million in Net Terminal Income for March. The state received close to $72.4 million from VGates this year. Local municipalities received $32.3 million this first quarter. VTGs generated more than $220 million so far in the first three months of 2022.