The Northwest Indiana facilities registered an 8% revenue decrease in gaming win during April operations.
US.- The casino industry in Northwest Indiana took a hit during April operations as revenue decreased. Facilities reported gaming win of US$78.1 million, which is approximately an 8% decrease when compared to the same period in 2018.
Horseshoe Casino Hammond Senior Vice President and General Manager Dan Nita said that table games had some weight during April. The amount gambles increased slightly in April, but the amount won by the casino went down. “People were leaving the casino with more money in their pockets than when the came,” Nita said, NWI.com reported.
All of the facilities in Northwest Indiana experienced a decrease in slot machine play, and all saw an overall decline in revenue. East Chicago’s Ameristar was the facility that reported the biggest fall, with US$18.4 million and a 14% fall. However, its net, taxable gaming revenue was closer to the one registered in 2018 after a number of revenue adjustments.
Horseshoe Casino Hammond saw an 8% year-over-year decline to US$36.1 million, while Michigan City’s Blue Chip and Gary’s Majestic Star saw a decline of 3% – the smallest in the area – to US$12.6 million.