Illinois casinos produced a total adjusted gross revenue (AGR) of $130.36 million in November, according to data released by the Illinois Gaming Board.
Bally’s Chicago held steady at $7.6 million in November revenue, similar to October. The casino opened its temporary location in Medinah Temple in September.
Just five of the state’s 15 casinos saw a slight increase in revenue from October.
Rivers Casino reported the highest revenue in November
Here’s the listing of Illinois casinos ranked by highest gaming revenue in November.
Of the five casinos that reported monthly growth in gaming revenue, the Grand Victoria Casino saw the most significant change. Its revenue rose from $11.8 million in October to $12.8 million in November.
Other venues reporting monthly revenue increases are Rivers Casino, Hollywood Casino Joliet, DraftKings at Casino Queen and Golden Nugget Danville.
- Hard Rock Joliet
- Hollywood Casino Aurora
- The Temporary at American Place
- Hard Rock Rockford
- Bally’s Quad Cities
Furthermore, Bally’s Chicago, Argosy Casino Alton, Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort and Bally’s Chicago reported no change in monthly revenue.
Bally’s Chicago was second in attendance but revenue fell flat
According to the NWI Times article, Bally’s had 86,459 guests at its Medinah Temple gaming facility in November. It was the second-highest attendance among the state’s 15 casinos last month, behind only Rivers Casino and its 249,253 patrons.
The Bally’s customer count is an average of 2,882 visitors per day in November. For comparison, there were:
- 2,681 guests per day in Bally’s in October
- 3,347 daily visitors during September
The casino has yet to become the tourist’s biggest attraction as its supporters hoped it would.
The Medinah Temple temporary location opened in September and will be up and running until Bally’s finishes building its permanent $1.7 billion casino in 2026.
November Illinois casino revenue rises monthly and yearly
November revenue of $130.36 million was up by $1.32 million (or 1.03%) compared to October due to having more operators contributing to revenue in total.
The Illinois Gaming Board’s November revenue report shows that the revenue figure also improved compared to the same time last year.
Illinois has gained four more gaming venues compared to 11 in November 2022. At the time, 11 Illinois casinos generated $114 million in total revenue, nearly $16 million less than in November 2023.