Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights and Ameristar Casino in St. Charles both reported revenue drops in January 2013. And overall, the St. Louis-area casino market continued to slide in revenue when compared to previous years.
Aside from the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Hollywood Casino St. Louis in Maryland Heights saw the biggest revenue drop month-over-month in the St. Louis market. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, Hollywood Casino saw revenue drop last month by 6 percent, to $19.4 million compared with January 2012. The drop is part of an overall trend in the St. Louis casino industry, where nearly every area casino saw revenue dips in January. Overall, according to the Business Journal report, revenue at the six St. Louis-area casinos totaled $83 million in January, down 4 percent from the same month last year. In November, Hollywood Casino saw a 16.2 percent drop in revenue in November 2012 when compared to the same month in 2011, when …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Missouri Gaming Commission releases monthly revenue reports.
Missouri Gaming Commission and the Illinois Gaming Board released the revenue reports for St. Louis metro area casinos in August.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Total revenues at Harrah's and Ameristar are down by only 3 percent, but city officials are planning for larger losses in revenue.
With the recent economic downturn, officials from the cities of St. Charles and Maryland Heights say they are expecting less revenue from state casinos. Revenues from both Harrah’s Casino in Maryland Heights and Ameristar Casino in St. Charles are down by 3 percent since last year. However, Harrah’s total revenues in July were up by 14 percent and Ameristar’s July revenue increased by 11.7 percent. To make up for the expected loss in gaming funds, both cities have allocated less money from the gaming tax into this year’s budgets. Temporary Finance Director for the City of St. Charles Jerry Ponder said, because the city planned ahead, the decrease should have little effect on the City of St. Charles. “I’ve noticed that the revenue is just…
Sunday, March 6, 2011
The Geek Girl tries to find a steampunky connection to Roulette.
Gambling seemed like it should be such an intuitive leap for a geek like me. After all, I own plenty of cards at home. Okay, they’re for Dominion, Bang, and because I’m a girl, Lost Cities. I also own plenty of dice at home. Alright, most of them have 20 sides, though in a pinch I can always whip out my iPhone DiceBag app if for some reason I need a four or eight sider. Even so, I failed dramatically at gambling with cards. Gambling with dice worked a little better. This week, in the spirit of steampunk, it was time for me to gamble with gears. I was ready to try Roulette. I left my brass goggles and astrolabe necklace at home in favor of a look that wouldn’t get me thrown out as a terrorist. Since I hadn’t seen any roulette tables at …