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Hard Rock And Rivers Virginia Casinos Win $35.3 Million In April

Written By Katarina Vojvodic | Updated:
April 2023 revenue for Virginia's casinos

The Virginia Lottery issued the latest report for the two casinos operating in the state:

  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol
  • Rivers Casino Portsmouth

In April, Virginia casinos generated $35.37 million in adjusted gaming revenue (AGR). This figure represents the revenue casinos generated after subtracting wins and promotions from the total amount bet.

The number is also a slight month-over-month decrease from the $37.4 million made in March. For April, the casinos paid $6.37 million in taxes to the Gaming Proceeds Fund.

Virginia casino revenue numbers for April 2023

During last month, Hard Rock Casino Bristol made $14.04 million in revenue, an increase from $13.8 million generated in March. To be more specific:

  • $11.29 million came from 888 slots
  • $2.75 million was collected from 29 table games

Hard Rock Bristol received the Virginia Lottery Board’s casino license in April 2022. It is a temporary casino that opened its doors to the public in July 2022.

Rivers Casino is a permanent location with more slots and table games. The place, therefore, has a higher revenue result. Rivers Casino generated $21.33 million in April, a little less than in March ($23.7 million). During last month:

  • $13.83 million came from 1,420 slot machines
  • $7.50 million came from 81 table games

Rivers Casino received its casino license in November 2022 and opened for business in January.

Virginia collects $6.4 million in taxes

As mentioned, Virginia’s two casinos generated $6.4 million in taxes that went toward the state’s Gaming Proceeds Fund. According to the April report by the Virginia Lottery, the breakdown is as follows:

  • Hard Rock collected nearly $2.53 million in taxes, with $842,447 for the Regional Improvement Commission.
  • Rivers Casino Portsmouth collected almost $3.84 million in tax revenues, including nearly $1.28 million for the Host City.

First fine for Rivers Casino Portsmouth

Rivers Casino Portsmouth became the first casino to receive a fine from the Virginia Lottery Board. Rivers Casino, operated by Rush Street Gamingagreed to pay a $275,000 fine for alleged casino violations.

The operator decided to settle rather than go through a more costly administrative hearing.

According to the Lottery Board’s statement, Rivers Casino had several oversights. Some of the allegations included:

  • Allowing underage players to enter the casino floor
  • Failure to properly license specific slot machines
  • Allowing an individual whose name was on the state’s self-excluded list onto the gaming floor
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Katarina Vojvodic is a lead writer for PlayUSA who lives in Toronto. Vojvodic provides coverage of the US gambling industry with a focus on US online casinos. Previously, she covered Ontario’s online gambling industry for PlayCanada.com. Vojvodic holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Belgrade. Outside working hours, she can be found near the water with her husband and their two kids.

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