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Metro East casinos continued to be laggards in June

St. Louis Post Dispatch

Wednesday, July 26, 2017  |  Article  |  From staff reports

Gambling, Gaming

The St. Louis area's six casinos saw total receipts grow by about 4.4 percent in June compared to June 2016, but the performance was, as usual, uneven.

Both Metro East casinos continued to be laggards. The Casino Queen in East St. Louis saw adjusted gross receipts slip by about 2.4 percent while results for the Alton Argosy were essentially unchanged.

On the Missouri side, Lumière Place in downtown St. Louis continued to show the biggest year-over-year growth. Its $12.3 million in adjusted gross receipts in June represented a 17.2 percent increase compared to June 2016.

The biggest casino in the market, Ameristar St. Charles, saw receipts rise 5.2 percent to $21.2 million. Hollywood rose 4.8 to $18.8 million while River City was essentially flat at $17.9 million.

Casinos revenues are compiled by the Missouri Gaming Commission and the Illinois Gaming Board.

St. Louis area casino revenue in June 2017. Adjusted gross receipts for June, compared to June 2016. Sources: Missouri Gaming Commission, Illinois Gaming Board

Alton Argosy $4,020,656 0.13
Casino Queen $8.519,621 -2.41
Hollywood $18,820,931 4.8
River City $17,908,253 -0.18
Lumière Place $12,305,893 17.2
Ameristar St. Charles $21,261,822 5.2
Market total $82,837,176 4.4