Indiana Gaming Commission
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.
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.
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Northwest Indiana casino revenues dropped 7.3 percent in September as compared to the year-ago-month, with the five boats raking in a total of $82.6 million, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission.
Combined revenues at Northwest Indiana's five casinos dropped 3.1 percent in August compared to a year ago, marking the seventh month this year overall revenues have declined.
Northwest Indiana casino revenues dropped 2 percent in May, as a new Indiana law took effect allowing casinos to take a tax deduction for free play offered to customers.
Revenues at Northwest Indiana casinos dropped 8.8 percent in February, the second steep monthly drop in a row for the five boats, according to the February revenue report from the Indiana Gaming Commission.
Revenues at Northwest Indiana's five casinos dropped by $24.3 million in 2012, the second straight year of decline with the state of Indiana predicting more declines ahead.
Northwest Indiana's five casinos raked in $82.2 million in total revenues in November, a 4.5 percent drop from the same month last year, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission's monthly revenue report.
INDIANAPOLIS | After years of opposing Gary's legislative efforts for a land-based casino, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is ready to endorse Gary's latest plan — so long as he gets a second casino for Hammond.
INDIANAPOLIS | A union representing some of the 80 workers laid off last month by Gary's Majestic Star casinos wants the Indiana Gaming Commission to stop casino companies from cutting jobs.
Northwest Indiana's casinos eked out a small overall revenue gain in September, the last month in which they will not face competition from video gaming machines at Illinois bars, fraternal organizations and truck stops.
Northwest Indiana casinos broke a five-month losing streak in August, raking in $93.3 million in revenue, a 5.5 percent increase as compared to August 2011, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission's monthly revenue report.
Northwest Indiana casinos raked in less cash in July as compared to the same month one year ago, marking the fifth straight monthly decline this year, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission's July revenue report.
CROWN POINT | Authorities say two casino customers were up against more than bad luck when they lost their money last month.
Revenues sagged an overall 9.65 percent at the five Northwest Indiana casinos in April, with each boat realizing lower revenues during the month than in April 2011.
Northwest Indiana casinos raked in $103.79 million in total revenue in March, a 5 percent decline from the same month in 2011, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission's March revenue report.
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.
A fleeting increase in casino revenues in December did not hold up in January, as Northwest Indiana boats saw an overall revenue decline of 3.8 percent in the first month of this year as compared to last.
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