Belterra Casino, Resort & Spa in
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Attendance and revenues are down at southeast Indiana’s riverboats for the first half of 2011.
New numbers from the Indiana Gaming Commission show Hollywood Casino, Grand Victoria Casino & Resort, and Belterra Casino, Resort & Spa have had combined revenues of $338.5 million so far this year.
The figure represents a three percent decrease in revenues from the first half of 2010.
Hollywood Casino still dominates the market while retaining its spot among one of the tri-state area’s top attractions. The Lawrenceburg boat reported revenues of over $220.2 million the past six months, down about one percent from the same period last year. Attendance fell 2.6 percent to 1.9 million visitors.
Despite seeing attendance fall 2.7 percent to 829,000 in the first half, Belterra Casino in Switzerland County generated $71.2 million in revenue, up 0.7 percent from a year ago.
Numbers at third-place Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun have not improved much since the riverboat was purchased by Full House Resorts earlier this year. Revenues for the past six months were off 3.7 percent to $47 million. Attendance declined 4.8 percent 631,000 visits.
Across Indiana, 13 casinos accumulated 12.5 million visits and $1.4 billion in revenue through the first half of the year, down 6.6 and 1.6 percent, respectively.
The Indiana Gaming Commission’s monthly revenue reports can be viewed online, www.in.gov/igc.