Illinois Casino And VGT Revenue Bounces Back In February
Illinois casino and VGT revenue increased in February. The state received $11.5 million in casino revenue and $58.6 million from VTGT. Sports wagering revenue for February is not available. The COVID-19 pandemic in early 2021 had a negative impact on the state's gaming revenues.
EGD play boosts casino revenue in Illinois. Table games revenue was flat at $21.6 million. Rivers reported a 15.8% increase in slot and electronic gaming device revenue to $20.4 million in February. Hard Rock’s temporary venue in Rockford reported 7.7% rise in EGD revenue from January to over $3.5 million, up from $2.9 million previously. Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin was the only venue to report more than $10 million of EGDs revenue.
Illinois Casino and VGT Revenue Bounces Back In February. VTT play continues to expand statewide. 7,840 establishments offering VTG play in February, an increase of 56 compared to January. Local municipalities received $10.1 million in tax receipts for February and close to $19.9 million through the first two months of 2022.
Danville, 150 miles south of Chicago, was one of six locations approved for a casino license in the 2019 gaming expansion bill. The Golden Nugget Danville is expected to have more than 40,000 square feet of gaming space and more that 500 gaming positions. It will face competition from other non-downtown Chicago locations, including Rockford, Williamson County, Waukegan, and south suburban Cook County.