Monday, April 8, 2013
Illinois’ newest gaming venue continued to hold its lead in adjusted gross receipts and admissions compared with the other nine casinos in the state during March, according to a report published by the Illinois Gaming Board.
Rivers Casino raked in more than $38 million in March, and the state’s top-grossing gaming venue cashed in approximately 10 percent more in adjusted gross receipts compared with the same month last year, according to a monthly revenue report published by the Illinois Gaming Board on Friday. The state’s newest casino generated $38,149,689 in adjusted gross receipts in March, according to the Illinois Gaming Board, which was more than $3 million over last year’s take of $34,827,507. The Des Plaines casino brought in more adjusted gross receipts and admissions than it did in February; admissions slid slightly to 325,848, compared with March 2012 when 339,911 passed through Rivers Casino’s turnstiles. Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road, …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Aldermen expressed a desire for involvement with Des Plaines’ lobbying in Springfield on gaming and other issues that impact the city at a meeting on Monday.
Des Plaines city council approved expenditures on lobbying services in Springfield at a meeting Monday, but limited the length of the contracts in order to reevaluate the performance of the firms. Council members voted 7-0 in favor of entering short-term contracts, until July 1, with two of the three lobbying firms the city has previously paid to advocate for Des Plaines’ interests with regard to gaming and other issues that affect the city. Fifth Ward Alderman James Brookman said he had never seen a report from the lobbyist firms, nor had there been regular communication between aldermen and the representatives. “Basically we don’t have meetings where we discuss with these gentlemen what they’ve done, or what our objectives and goals are…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Illinois casinos as a group saw a drop in adjusted gross receipts in February 2013 compared with February 2012, and River Casino followed suit, according to a report from the Illinois Gaming Board.
Illinois casinos saw a slight drop in adjusted gross receipts in February, compared with February 2012, according to a report from the Illinois Gaming Board. The 10 casinos’ adjusted gross receipts fell 14.17 percent in February, compared with the same period in 2012, according to the report. Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road in Des Plaines, continued leading all other Illinois casinos in adjusted gross receipts and admissions in February, according to the report, but adjusted gross receipts still decreased 11.10 percent compared to last year. Total adjusted gross receipts for Illinois casinos were $124,391,074 in February, compared with $144,930,054 in February 2012, according to the Illinois Gaming Board’s monthly report. Rivers Casino …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Since the smoking ban took effect in 2008 Illinois casinos’ total annual adjusted gross receipts have decreased, until Rivers Casino opened in Des Plaines in 2011.
As the first full year of operation for Illinois’ 10th casino comes to an end, the overall impact Rivers Casino has had on the state’s gaming industry and local and state taxes is becoming more clear. Illinois’ newest gaming venue generated more adjusted gross receipts than other casinos in the state every full month in operation since August 2011, according to reports from the Illinois Gaming Board. Admission and gaming tax revenue from the Des Plaines casino contributed to reversing a decline that began in 2008, the first year the ban on smoking in Illinois casinos took effect. In 2007 the state’s share of admission and gaming taxes was $650,771,000. In 2008 it dropped to $473,738,000, then to $409,501,000 in 2009 and $383,538,000 in …
Rivers Casino has produced more than $30 million in adjusted gross receipts 14 of the 17 months it has been open, according to reports from the Illinois Gaming Board.
Rivers Casino produced $29,466,000 in adjusted gross receipts in November, according to the Illinois Gaming Board, which is down slightly from November 2011, when the state’s newest casino brought in $32,039,000. While adjusted gross receipts in November 2012 were slightly lower than they were November 2011 at Rivers Casino, according to the Illinois Gaming Board, attendance was slightly higher. In November 2011, 296,751 people went through the turnstiles at the Des Plaines casino; in November 2012, 306,725 people visited Rivers Casino. Rivers Casino has produced more than $30 million in adjusted gross receipts 14 of the 17 months it has been open. Below is a month-by-month breakdown of Rivers Casino’s adjusted gross receipts, admissions …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Gaming expansion bill was passed by lawmakers; Gov. Quinn expected to veto it.
May was the 10th consecutive month Rivers Casino had the more adjusted gross receipts than any of the other nine casinos in Illinois, according to a monthly report from the Illinois Gaming Board released last week. Rivers took in $35,277,000 in adjusted gross receipts during May, according to the report. Since August 2011, Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road, has had more than $30 million in adjusted gross receipts every month, and May was the third largest grossing month since the casino opened in July 2011. The top-grossing month to date was February 2012, with $37,537,000, followed by April 2012 with $35,579,000 adjusted gross receipts. Earlier: Q&A with Des Plaines church pastor, volunteer and cyclist. Following Rivers Casino in May, the…
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Illinois lawmakers are again looking to expand gambling options in Illinois.
Illinois lawmakers are considering plans to add more casinos as the state continues to grapple with budget woes. The latest proposals would place casinos in Danville, Rockford and Waukegan. Another proposal would allow for slot machines to be operated at race tracks like Arlington Park, the Alton Daily News reported. The bills are sponsored by Terry Link (D-Waukegan) in the Senate and Lou Lang (D-Skokie) in the House. Gov. Pat Quinn has called the legislation to, once again, expand gambling in Illinois "a distraction." Meanwhile, behind the scenes, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been pushing for a Chicago casino. A Chicago casino is something that officials in the city long have sought. As far back at 1993, Mayor Daley proposed an $800 …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Threat of Quinn’s veto quashed attempt in 2011.
Senate President John Cullerton said he expects lawmakers to make another attempt to expand gambling in Illinois in 2012, the Daily Herald reported. Governor Pat Quinn told lawmakers he would veto an expansion bill in 2011, and Cullerton never sent the approved legislation to Quinn because it was clear that the governor would veto it. For the story, visit the Daily Herald’s website. Des Plaines Mayor Martin Moylan opposed expanding gambling last year, and said more casinos would decrease the profitability of Rivers Casino. Related: More stories about Rivers Casino. Quinn called a second attempt at a gambling expansion bill in 2011 a “charade,” according to a report on Huffington Post. Connect on Facebook.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
No. 6 in our weekly countdown of the most popular stories published on Des Plaines Patch in 2011.
This week we’ll look back at some of the most-read stories published on Des Plaines Patch in 2011. Each day we’ll add to this list of the top 10 stories. On July 19, 2011, the Tuesday after Rivers Casino first opened, Patch put together a roundup of what a variety of news outlets were reporting about Illinois’ 10th gaming venue. Reactions were mixed. Click here to read “What’s Everyone Saying about Rivers Casino Opening.” It’s our No. 6 pick in the countdown of Des Plaines Patch’s top 10 stories of 2011. Earning an honorable mention was a story on the casino job fair, which drew more than 5,000 applicants for the roughly 1000 positions. Related: More stories on Rivers Casino. Go all in; like Des Plaines Patch on Facebook.