The state of Illinois had a very successful month last month with video game terminals (VGTs) recording revenues of just over $ 213 million. This is a huge increase compared to the last two years as revenues are 57% higher than VGT revenues in June 2019. One of the reasons for such a huge increase in revenues is that the number of VGT increased by 25% in those two years.
For June's top-grossing creators, J&J Ventures ranks first with revenues of $ 63.9 million. Accel Entertainment was just below $57.3 million in gross revenue. The top three are closed by Gold Rush Amusements, which generated $ 19.8 million in revenue. It may be much less than the other two, but it's still decent.
The last entrant on the list is Prairie State Gaming, with gross revenues of $11.4 million. It's worth noting that no other operator has managed to record revenue north of $ 10 million.
Win per day
The average win per VGT unit per day in Illinois was $177. With that in mind, Gold Rush is the top rated operator with a payout of $186 per unit per day. J&J came in second (with $186), Prairie State Gaming was third ($175) and Accel was last ($57). As you can see, some players managed to make a nice profit, but of course they did because they know the mechanics of these games.
Illinois Casino Revenue
During the same period, all Illinois casinos had $ 63 million in revenue. Admittedly, it is decent, compared to the gross value in June 2019 it is a decrease of 5%. Only two casinos recorded positive revenues - Rivers Casino Des Plaines and Argosy Belle. Rivers Casino Des Plaines saw 9% revenue growth as it grossed $ 41.3 million, while the Argosy Belle 315% saw revenue growth, but earned $ 3 million.
The biggest loser in northern Illinois was Empress Penn National Gaming. This casino saw a 28.5% drop. Then Penn's Hollywood Aurora saw a drop of 7.5%, Harrah's Joliet dropped 5.3%, and finally Grand Victoria in Elgin, owned by Caesars Entertainment, recorded a drop of 5%.
Casinos in Mid-Illinois have also suffered some losses. Par-A-Dice Boyd Gaming was down 7.8% and Jumer's Casino Rock Island saw a massive 25.2% drop. Regarding the south, DraftKings at Casino Queen, located in East St. Louis, posted a 34% decline and Metropolis Harrah's posted an 11.6% decline.