Sports betting handle in Indiana dipped below $200 million for the first time in 11 months, but it was still enough to make it the fifth state to clear $4 billion post-PASPA.
A surge in admissions across the 10 casinos in the state of Illinois helped fuel a climb in revenue to $120.1 million for July, a high-water mark for 2021.
Led by Pokagon Band Tribal Council Chairman Matthew Wesaw and Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, Four Winds Casino in South Bend began offering Class III gaming.
A state agency estimated Illinois could have generated up to $230 million in tax revenue from online casino gaming had it been fully implemented from a 16-month period starting February 28, 2020, through June 2021.
Illinois casinos cleared $100 million in adjusted gross revenue for the fourth consecutive month but also dipped slightly for the second straight month after peaking in March.
The Indiana Gaming Commission reopened the application process for a gaming license in Vigo County on Wednesday, an expected move following its rejection of a license renewal for Lucy Luck's proposed casino in Terre Haute.
The Indiana Gaming Commission approved the transfer of ownership of Tropicana Evansville from Eldorado Properties to Bally's and tabled the casino license renewal for the Hard Rock project in Terre Haute.
Despite a slight drop in attendance for April, the Illinois Gaming Board reported the state's 10 casinos had a slight uptick in revenue compared to March to $107.8 million, with Rivers Casino and Grand Victoria setting the pace.
Hard Rock International formally entered the competitive northwest Indiana gaming scene Friday, opening the doors to its casino in Gary.