Hard Rock Casino Surpasses State Gaming Revenue at Online Sports Book Opening – Chicago Tribune

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary remains the state’s highest-earning casino in August, earning slightly more than in August 2021, as total revenue in Northwest Indiana fell this year from last year.

Northwest Indiana’s three casinos — Hard Rock Northern Indiana in Gary, Ameristar Casino in East Chicago, and Horseshoe Casino Hammond — combined to bring in $78.7 million in revenue in August, down about 7% from the $85 million mark. million reported in August 2021. according to the Indiana Gaming Commission’s monthly report.

Statewide, numbers have also fallen, although not as significantly as in the region. In August 2021, the total profit for the state was $209.3 million. That figure dropped to $205.8 in August 2022, about a 1.6 percent drop, according to the report.

Meanwhile, Hard Rock reported revenue of $32.7 million in August, just over 8% more than the $30.2 million reported in August 2021, but down from the $36.8 million reported in July. of this year was reported, the report said. Meanwhile, Horseshoe Casino Hammond was the second largest earner in the state, reporting $29.3 million in revenue in August. Horseshoe’s profits fell from $33.3 million in August 2021.

Northwest Indiana’s third casino, Ameristar, reported a profit of $16.7 million in August, up from $21.5 million in the same month last year, according to the report.

Matt Schuffert, president of Hard Rock Northern Indiana, said the casino’s revenue for the month was solid and they were certainly happy with the year-over-year volume, which increased in 2021.

He said the casino is cautious about what the future holds, but said the venue continues to attract guests as an entertainment destination as well.

“We are always monitoring economic conditions,” Schuffert said.

Hard Rock launched its online sportsbook on September 6 and will be watching how that progresses. The retail sports book opened in May.

“That’s one side of the business to keep an eye on. We will see some volume growth there,” said Schuffert.

Ameristar Casino leads the pack in northwest Indiana in sportsbook betting with a $73.3 million bet in August. Hard Rock saw a bet of $574,361 in August; The online sports book was not operational in August. Meanwhile, Horseshoe Hammond reported $7.5 million in sports betting in August, according to the IGC report.

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