Indiana casinos bounce back from January slump; Hollywood reclaims market leadership

Cincinnati's 5 casinos up 12 percent to $55.4M

CINCINNATI - Indiana casinos recovered from their winter doldrums in February with double-digit revenue gains over January. Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg reclaimed its top position as the region’s leading revenue producer.

Indiana Gaming Commission records were released Monday morning. They show the Lawrenceburg property raked in $16.6 million in February. That’s a 41 percent decline from a year ago, but $78,000 better than Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, which ranked third in Ohio with $16.5 million in February revenue.

It's a recovery sorely needed for Hollywood, which hit an all-time low with January’s revenue of $14.4 million.

Rising Star Casino booked revenue of $4.2 million, up 18 percent from a month ago and down 33 percent from the same period last year.

Belterra Casino and Resort pulled in $8.8 million, up 17 percent from January, down 20 percent from a year ago.

The Cincinnati area’s newest casino continues to grow its monthly take. Miami Valley Gaming in Monroe notched a $9.3 million month, up 19 percent from January.

As a group, the five casino properties serving the Cincinnati area generated $55.4 million in Feburary. That’s up 12 percent from last month and 22 percent from a year ago.

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