Northwest Indiana increases revenue


Casinos from Northwest Indiana reported good results in June, with a 6 percent growth year-on-year.

US.- The Indiana Gaming Commission revealed that casinos in the state increased gaming revenue to US$75.2 million in June, 6 percent up from the number registered in 2016. The growth represents the largest year-over-year hike since February last year.

Matt Schuffert, Ameristar Senior Vice President and General Manager, said: “June was just a good, solid month. It was good to see growth in both tables and slots.” Horseshoe was the top scorer with a 10.8 percent growth in revenue to US$32.3 million, whilst Ameristar was in second place with US$17.8 million, an 8.7 percent increase. Michigan City’s Blue Chip achieved the third place with US$13.1 million, which represents a 4.5 percent hike. Majestic Star was the only casino that reported bad results, as it declined 7.1 percent to US$12 million during that period.

Horseshoe Senior VP and GM, Dan Nita, said that they were very pleased with the results from June, as they had growth in all the key metrics: slots, table games, poker and visitor count. Last month represents the second month in a row that reported good results, even if the market has experienced mixed numbers ever since 2017 started.