Total revenues at Northwest Indiana’s five casinos dropped 8.4 percent in June, one of the worst declines since the first quarter of the year when the harsh winter severely affected the numbers.
The drop in Northwest Indiana casino revenues slowed further in May, with total revenues down just 3.6 percent at the five gaming boats as compared to May 2013, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission's monthly revenue report.
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INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers this summer will study the ongoing and potential impacts of increased competition for Indiana's gaming industry, including the effects of a potential Chicago casino on riverboats in Hammond, East Chicago, Gary and Michigan City.
A 6.4 percent drop in Northwest Indiana casino revenues in April was the smallest year-over-year drop so far this year, giving casinos some hope for a turnaround as the year goes on.
CHICAGO | Former Burnham Village Clerk Nancy Dobrowski was charged Tuesday with stealing more than $650,862 from her public office and gambling most of it away at Indiana casinos.
With one of the harshest winters in recent memory behind them, Northwest Indiana casino operators are looking to up their game while keeping an eye on developments in Illinois.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.
CHICAGO | Horse racing tracks across Illinois, including the Balmoral Race Course near Crete, are among the opponents of a bill pending before the Illinois General Assembly to create new casinos – including one in the south suburbs.
Total revenues at Northwest Indiana's five casinos dropped 8.9 percent in March as compared to the year-ago-month, marking the third straight monthly drop this year.
January's sub-zero temperatures and snow storms iced the gaming market in Northwest Indiana, with revenues overall at the five gaming boats dropping 17 percent to open the year, according to the January revenue report from the Indiana Gaming Commission.
INDIANAPOLIS | The effects of Indiana's brutal winter, which repeatedly has trapped Hoosiers at home due to extreme cold or snow and kept them from going to work or shopping, are beginning to show up in the state's revenue results.
Gaming companies are taking a close look at the loyalty promoted by their brick-and-mortar casinos, while seeing how the advent of online gaming can also benefit those operations.
Northwest Indiana casino revenues fell for the third year in a row in 2013, dropping 5.2 percent as increasingly robust cross-border competition continues to hack away at Indiana's mature gaming industry.
INDIANAPOLIS | New competition from neighboring states has taken a significant slice of Indiana's gaming revenue, but state taxes on casino wagers and admissions remain an important component of Indiana's overall financial picture -- as they have since 1996.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission has approved a $3.23 million budget for 2014, which cuts the agency's overall spending by 4.2 percent.
Total Northwest Indiana casino revenues improved for only the second time this year in November, driven wholly by a markedly improved month at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.
Northwest Indiana casinos' total revenue dropped 1.9 percent in October as compared to October 2012, with the five gaming boats taking in a total of $85.1 million, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission's monthly revenue report.
INDIANAPOLIS | Repeatedly blocked proposals to legalize Sunday alcohol sales and expand gaming may have a chance to become law next year following the resignation of state Rep. Bill Davis, R-Portland.
The gaming market has largely stabilized in Northwest Indiana, with the immediate impact of Illinois moves like slots in bars and the Rivers Casino opening there now fading.
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