Iowa’s state-licensed gaming casinos saw an overall increase in revenues despite a drop in the number of visitors by more than one-million for the fiscal year that ended June 30th.
Racing and Gaming Administrator Brian Ohorilko says the 19 Iowa casinos took in gross revenue of just under one-point-five billion dollars.
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The Hard Rock Casino in Sioux City saw a five percent increase to a little more than 80-point-nine ($80,911,617) million dollars.
The Hard Rock recently expanded, adding a new wine bar and gaming area, but Ohorilko doesn’t know if that impacted numbers.
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Ohorilko says the Hard Rock can take advantage of its concert amenities, like Battery Park and Anthem.
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Ohorilko says it appears the state’s casino market remains pretty stable, however, the number of people who went through the casino doors dropped again.
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Visitors to the casinos dropped from 21-point-eight million last fiscal year to 20-point-seven million this year.
Ohorilko says nine facilities were up year-over-year and 10 facilities were down.”