Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Rivers Casino has led Illinois casinos in adjusted gross receipts during every full month of operation since it opened at the end of the summer in 2011.
Rivers Casino reported the least number of admissions during a full month of operation in January since opening in 2011. The Des Plaines casino was visited by 286,077 people during the first month of the new year, according to a monthly report posted on the Illinois Gaming Board’s website. In all but two other months since opening, the state’s 10th casino reported more than 300,000 people going through its turnstiles. In January 2012, 291,527 people visited the casino, according to a report from the Illinois Gaming Board. While admissions were lower, revenue was higher compared with the same time last year. In January 2013, $32,358,000 in adjusted gross receipts was reported, compared with January 2012, when $30,307,000 in adjusted gross …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Des Plaines Rivers Casino far outpaced other casinos in Illinois during its first year of operation.
The Des Plaines Rivers Casino generated $416 million in revenue in 2012, making it easily Illinois' top casino, according to the Illinois Gaming Board. The next closest casino to Rivers was Elgin's Grand Victoria which had $212.4 million in adjusted gross receipts. Rivers accounted for about a quarter of the $1.6 billion in adjusted gross receipts generated by the the state's 10 casinos. Rivers had more than 3.9 million visitors, about double that of the second most frequented casino – Joliet Harrah's. Patch has attached the Illinois Gaming Board report to this story.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Two Des Plaines aldermen asked city staff to look into the possibility of lowering the cost of vehicle stickers and other tax reductions, TribLocal reported.
Wednesday, January 2
Two Des Plaines aldermen have asked city staff to look into the possibility of lowering the cost of vehicle stickers and other tax reductions, which could be funded by Rivers Casino gaming tax revenue or reserve funds, TribLocal reported. In June, Des Plaines City Council approved a resolution that designated gaming tax revenue from Illinois’ 10th casino to be spent on infrastructure and debt reduction. Find Patch on Facebook and click the like button.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
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Sunday, December 16, 2012
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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, December 10, 2012
A group of parking and valet personnel voted against joining Teamsters Local 727 based in Park Ridge.
Parking and valet workers at Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road, voted against joining Teamsters Local 727 in Park Ridge on Oct. 26, said Maggie Jenkins, spokesperson for the union. Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan sent a letter of support to the workers on Oct. 9, which stated the workers would have an opportunity to vote to join Teamsters Local 727 on Oct. 26. Moylan, who has represented the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134 for many years, stated he knew firsthand how unions could make a difference to workers. “A union contract provides job security and gives you a voice in your workplace,” Moylan stated. “Wages of union members are on average 27% higher than those without union representation, and perhaps, most …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The money for the Oakton Community College will go toward the college's new Science and Health Careers Center, the school said Monday.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
From the community ~ The newly built Rivers Casino in Des Plaines has contributed $60,000 toward Oakton Community College to support the college's new Science and Health Careers Center, the school said Monday. The contribution is part of the $500,000 the casino recently awarded to 16 organizations throughout Des Plaines and the Chicagoland area. The 93,000-square-foot Science and Health Careers Center, currently under construction, will house state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, and other teaching facilities for the College’s anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, earth science, medical laboratory technology, nursing, physics, and physical therapy assistant programs. Rivers Casino funds will underwrite the purchase of 12 hospital beds…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The city produced a marketing video about the success the city and casino have had in order to attract developers and businesses.
In his report to city council on Oct. 15, Des Plaines City Manager Michael Bartholomew told council members a video about the city’s partnership with Rivers Casino was debuted at the International City Managers Association conference he attended in Arizona last week. “It’s something we can use on into the future to talk about the good economic development things we’re doing in the city,” Bartholomew said. “I hope you all had an opportunity to look at it, and agree that it’s a pretty remarkable video.” Since opening in July 2011, Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road, has been the leading Illinois casino in monthly totals of adjusted gross receipts and admissions, compared with the other nine gaming venues. Rivers Casino generated adjusted …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Des Plaines casino generated the second-largest amount of adjusted gross receipts in a month since it opened.
For the second time since opening in July 2011, Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road, topped $40 million in adjusted gross receipts in a month, according to a report from the Illinois Gaming Board. Rivers Casino collected $40,356,000 in adjusted gross receipts, according to the report, and the state’s newest casino continued to outpace the other nine casinos in Illinois, a position the gaming venue has held since its first full month of operation in August 2011. Rivers Casino’s top-grossing month to date was in June when the operation generated $42,545,000 in adjusted gross receipts, according to the Illinois Gaming Board. August 2012 was the least-grossing month to date at Rivers Casino, during which $26,414,000 in adjusted gross receipts …