States making the most funds after the gambling legislation
Gambling is becoming more widespread in the United States. States making the most money after the gambling legislation are expected to benefit the biggest.
The state of Colorado has made $766 million in profit since it was legalized for recreational use in 1990. More than $100 million is generated by Colorado's 41 casinos.
The state of West Virginia has made $794 million in profit since it was legalized for recreational use in 1994. White Sulphur Springs’ four-star Greenbrier Hotel just became the first non-track casino in the state to open its doors to gambling.
The state's inflows are 1.42% of total expenditures. The state’s three casinos generate a total of $1.2 billion in income each year.
The gambling sector in Iowa has seen some growth in the previous several years. There are a total of 18 casinos in state, including riverboats, land-based establishments and even a racetrack.
Illinois has made $1.64 trillion in profit since it became legal in 1990. An estimated 16 million people visit the state's 10 riverboat casinos each year. Revenues increased by 10% in 2021 as a result of its most recent expansion in 2020.
The state of Missouri has made $1.77 billion in profit since legalization in 1993. About $471 million in tax money is generated by Missouri’s riverboats each year.
New York City made $1.8 billion in profit since it was made legal in 2001. Resorts World New York is the only casino in the state that is not also a racecourse. Empire Raceway in Yonkers is a short drive away.
The state of Mississippi has made $2.4 billion in profit since it became legal in 1990.
Louisiana has made $2.4 billion in profit since it became legal in 1991. The establishment of the L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge helped the state”s income increase by 1.3 percent in 2020.
The state of Indiana has made $2.61 trillion in profit since gambling became legal in 1993. Competition from Ohio and Kansas has reduced the state's revenue 4%.
New Jersey has made $3.05 billion in profit since gambling became legal in 1976. Atlantic City alone produces almost as much income as the whole state of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania made $3.16 billion in profit since gambling was made legal in 2004.
Nevada made $10.86 billion in profit since it was made legal in 1931. There are 265 casinos in the state, including Las Vegas.
States making the most money after the gambling legislation. Gambling havens can bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in tax income for the state.