Virginia’s casinos generate $65.1m in March gaming revenue

April 16, 2024
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Rivers Casino Portsmouth came out on top for the month with the highest earnings.

The Virginia Lottery has published its casino gaming activity report for the month of March. The state’s three casinos, HR Bristol, Rivers Casino Portsmouth and Caesars Virginia brought in nearly $65.1m in total gaming revenue for the month.

Total revenue from slots reached $48.9m during March, while table games contributed another $16.2m to the overall total.

Rivers Casino Portsmouth brought in the largest revenue, which reached $19.5m during March. Caesars Virginia and HR Bristol were close behind for the month, which each generated $16.4m and $13m respectively.

Caesars Virginia is the third casino to take up residence within Virginia’s borders. The facility has been open to the public for almost a year.

During March, Virginia gambling contributed $11.7m in taxes, which were paid to the Gaming Proceeds Funds.

In other state news, lawmakers in Petersburg recently voted in favor of bringing in a new casino to the city. Legislation passed in both the House of Delegates and in the Senate.

The House voted to adopt a recent bill proposed by Senator Lashrecse Aird by a vote of 78 to 18. Soon after passing it in the House, the Senate voted to approve the bill by a vote of 24 to 16.

According to local news reports, this is the second time the Senate has voted on this proposal. Lawmakers passed the bill last month. However, the House added a condition that said that the Senate would need to vote again “at a subsequent regular or special session” during the General Assembly.

During the past few years, the question of whether Petersburg would welcome a casino has been answered with a resounding no. The Senate committee struck down attempts to land a casino in Petersburg during both the 2022 and 2023 legislative session.

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