The total take at the five Northwest Indiana casinos fared slightly better in March 2013 than in the year-ago-month, according to revenue figures released Tuesday by the Indiana Gaming Commission.
INDIANAPOLIS | Casino tax revenue paid to Northwest Indiana communities would be cut under legislation amended and approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
In what has been termed “new normal” by gaming officials and observers, all five Northwest Indiana casinos saw a combined 9.2 percent decline in January revenues compared with one year ago, according to revenue figures released Friday by the Indiana Gaming Commission.
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LAPORTE | Women’s Fair offers the public new exhibits, preventative screenings and wellness information on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 2 pm to 7 pm (Central time) at the Blue Chip Stardust Event Center in Michigan City.
LAPORTE | Women’s Fair offers the public new exhibits, preventative screenings and wellness information on Oct. 9 from 2 to 7 p.m. (CST) at the Blue Chip Stardust Event Center in Michigan City.
Northwest Indiana casino revenues had a nice pick-me-up of 8.8 percent in February, after starting the year on a down note in January, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission.
Northwest Indiana casino revenues had a nice pick-me-up of 8.8 percent in February, after starting the year on a down note in January, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission's February revenue report.
Revenue declines as Northwest Indiana gaming boats picked up steam in July, with the overall take at the five casinos dropping 8.4 percent compared to July 2010, according to the latest Indiana Gaming Commission report.
Revenue declines at Northwest Indiana gaming boats picked up steam in July, with the overall take at the five casinos dropping 8.4 percent compared to July 2010, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission's monthly revenue report.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana casinos are on the verge of being allowed to host off-boat card tournaments on adjacent casino property. The casinos also may save up to $1 million a year by eliminating engines and sailing crews from their permanently moored boats.
Northwest Indiana casino revenues were down for the second-straight month in February, with operators attributing the 8.4 percent plunge to the blizzard at the beginning of the month. But other observers fear it could be the start of a trend.
Overall revenue dropped 6.1 percent at Northwest Indiana casinos in January, with only Majestic Star bucking the trend with a 10 percent increase in total take at its two boats at Buffington Harbor, according to Indiana Gaming Commission figures.
Northwest Indiana casino revenues were a mixed bag in October, according to revenue figures from the Indiana Gaming Commission released Tuesday.
NWI casinos could be close to going on a roll, with overall July revenues at the five boats notching their second monthly gain of the year.
A Times public records request reveals that 17 of 37 written complaints gamblers filed against Northwest Indiana casinos in 2009 went unanswered by the Indiana Gaming Commission as of July 1 of this year.
Casino revenues in Northwest Indiana notched their first overall year-over-year revenue gain of the year in June, but casino operators say it is too early to say if the slight June increase indicates a sustained economic recovery.
MICHIGAN CITY | Economic development professionals from across the state gathered Thursday and Friday in Michigan City to gain insights on marketing community and regional assets, compare Indiana's incentives with surrounding states and address the importance of technology and current trends.
June 8 is like a "second" birthday for Las Vegas entertainer Frank Marino.
FRANK MARINO | PROVIDED PHOTOS Frank Marino has been dressing up and performing as Joan Rivers' stage alter-ego at casinos in Sin City since 1985.
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