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7/13/2018 9:52:00 AM
Casino revenues steady in Northwest Indiana for June 2018

Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune Correspondent

Revenues were basically flat in June for Northwest Indiana's five casinos, which collectively took in $76.04 million.

The casinos brought in $76.18 million in June 2017.

Year-to-date, Indiana's casinos in the Chicago market are down .5 percent, while the Illinois casinos in the same market are down 2.5 percent.

"We're doing somewhat better than Illinois casinos," said Noah Hirsch, vice president and assistant general manager of Horseshoe Hammond.

“There's nothing that give us cause for concern," he said.

Horseshoe Hammond raked in $32.01 million, slightly less than the $32.33 million from the same month last year, according to the monthly report released July 10 by the Indiana Gaming Commission. Table games took a dip, at $8.61 million versus $9.1 million, while slots were up, at $23.4 million compared to $23.23 million, the report. said.

Hirsch attributed the slot growth to some of the new games offered at the Hammond casino.

Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City had $12.66 million in revenues last month, compared to $13.05 million the previous June. Its table games were up slightly, at $1.53 million compared to $1.44 million, while its slots were down, at $11.13 million compared to $11.61 million.

On the positive side, Ameristar Casino in East Chicago raked in $18.95 million in June, compared to $17.81 million during the same month last year. Table revenues jumped to $4.46 million from $3.89 million, while slot revenue increased to $14.49 million from $13.92 million.

Majestic Star I and II were the other casinos in the region to show an increase in year-over-year monthly revenues.

Majestic Star I took in $7.42 million in June, compared to $7.31 million a year ago. While its table games improved, from $1.39 million to $1.72 million last month, its slot side took a slight downturn, from $5.93 million to $5.7 million.

Majestic Star II took in $5.01 million in June compared to $4.68 million during the same month last year. Table revenues remained about the same, while slots jumped from $4.55 million to $4.89 million, according to the IGC report.

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