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 …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Four flooding analyses to guide improvements next year in Des Plaines.
Several areas of the city will be recommended for infrastructure improvements to address flooding, including increasing the sizes of storm sewers, after four studies are completed this year. Aldermen approved the latest of the flood studies to look at the Craig Manor subdivision near the park on Des Plaines’ north side at a council meeting on May 7. Other studies have looked at The Villas off Algonquin Road and the intersection of Forest Ave. and Earl Drive. Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. is completing the four studies, approved by the city in August. The work will cost Des Plaines about $50,000. Earlier: Gaming tax revenue planned for flood control, debt reduction. Last year the area experienced a series of severe thunderstorms …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Latest report from the Illinois Gaming Board shows the Des Plaines casino has a firm lead on receipts and admission numbers.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
More than any other casino in the state.
Rivers Casino in Des Plaines produced more revenue than any other Illinois casino for the second consecutive month, according to a report released by the Illinois Gaming Board on Monday. The news comes as Illinois lawmakers appear to be at a standstill on a gambling expansion bill, Huffington Post reported. View the new report by clicking here, or view all monthly reports by visiting the Illinois Gaming Board’s website. Monthly reports are released on the fifth business day of every month. Earlier: Rep. Lou Lang frustrated with governor’s gambling proposal. In a related story a top gaming regulator called the current gambling expansion bill a “pile of junk,” TribLocal reported. Connect on Facebook.