Illinois Casino Revenue Surges To $122 Million For April

Illinois Casino Revenue Surges To $122 Million For April

Illinois venues in play posted a 15.9% increase in April revenue to $122.4 million. The state received $21 million in tax receipts from casino gaming in the first four months of the year. Bally's was selected as the city's preferred operator on May 5. Chicago City Council could vote on the proposal next week. The Special Committee on Chicago Casino is meeting on Friday. It is expected to delay the vote until Wednesday.

Illinois casinos reported more than 806,000 admissions to casinos in April. Hard Rock's temporary venue in Rockford reported the biggest increase with a 9.4% jump to nearly 40,00 people. Rivers generated close to $17.5 million in table games revenue for April, accounting for nearly 60% of the state’s overall $29.6 million. Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin was the only other venue to account for at least 10% table game revenue.

Nine of the state's 11 casinos saw a rise in EGD revenue from March to April. Grand Victoria's revenue dropped 2.6%, but it still came in second place behind Rivers. Rivers generated nearly $28.8 million in slots revenue. Harrah's Joliet earned the most revenue per admission at $156.51.

Illinois Casino Revenue Surges To $122 million For April. VGT revenue declines slightly but still healthy. Net terminal income tax totaled $82.9 million for April, with the state’s share at $70.7 million and local municipalities claiming the remaining $12.2 million.

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