Casino Revenue Up, Number of Visitors Down
Revenue is up at three local casinos despite a lower number of visitors.
According to sister station Eagle 99.3 in Lawrenceburg and the Indiana Gaming Commission, Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun and Belterra Casino Resort and Spa, combined for $82.6 million in adjusted gross income. The revenue is a 2.8 increase from the 2016 third quarter earnings.
At the same time though, the three area attractions have combined for 859,705 visitors during the quarter. The number is a 1.7 percent decline from the same period in 2016. The revenue increase is made possible by visitors spending more money at the casinos.