(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Belterra Casino, Resort and Spa in Florence, Indiana led the way for a month of improving revenues at southeast Indiana’s three casinos.
New monthly revenue figures for Indiana’s 13 casinos were released Tuesday by the Indiana Gaming Commission.
The three local riverboats combined for gambling revenues of $61,924,110 and attendance of 630,549 in July 2011. The revenue figure was an increase of 0.4 percent to counter a 3.1 percent slip in attendance from July 2010.
Unlike its competitors to the north, Belterra Casino bragged an increase in revenue during the month of July when compared to the same month last year. Revenues increased by $1.7 million and 13.3 percent to $14,815,674. The money boost came despite a slight one percent drop in attendance to 158,977 during the month.
Hollywood Casino continued its stronghold on the area market with 62-percent of the revenues. The Lawrenceburg witnessed a 2.2 percent decrease in revenues with $38,568,189 during July while attendance fell 4.6 percent to 346,287 visitors.
At Grand Victoria Casino and Resort in Rising Sun, soon to be renamed Rising Star Casino, revenues were off 6.7 percent to $8,540,247 in revenue. Attendance fell 2.4 percent to 125,285.
Statewide, all of Indiana’s casinos and horsetrack-based racinos combined for $246,969,064 in revenue during July 2011, down 2.4 percent from July 2010. The number of visitors statewide fell 7.6 percent to 2,307,845.
The July 2011 Indiana Gaming Commission Monthly Revenue Report can be found at http://www.in.gov/igc/2363.htm.