Hard Rock Highest-Earning Casino in Indiana for Sixth Consecutive Month | national news

The party never stops at Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana.

Data released Monday by the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) shows Hard Rock in March was the highest-earning casino in the state of Hoosier for a sixth straight month – once again surpassing former revenue leader Horseshoe. Casino in Hammond, to “win” or income after paying winning bettors.

Hard Rock’s gain on slots and table games totaled $38.5 million for the month, up 22% from its February gain and 12% more than Horseshoe’s gain in March of $34.4 million, according to the IGC.

Joe Branchik, vice president of marketing at Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, which opened to the public on May 14, 2021, replacing Gary’s former Majestic Star casinos, said, “We are excited to lead the state in terms of gross gaming revenue.”

“We believe this success is centered on creating a true entertainment destination with quality gaming, entertainment and dining for our customers,” Branchik said.

Branchik also said the casino is set to announce more summer shows at its Hard Rock Live venue and that its 1,400 team members are eager to join guests in celebrating the casino’s first anniversary. next month.

According to the IGC, Hard Rock attracted an incredible $57.1 million in table game wagers in March, compared to $34.3 million at Horseshoe.

Baccarat was the largest table game at Gary and Hammond casinos. But Hard Rock ($31.3 million) nearly tripled Horseshoe ($11.7 million) in baccarat and led the baccarat win with $6.7 million for Hard Rock and $2.5 million for Horseshoe.

Hard Rock also led the state in slots play for the third time since opening. Its $268.6 million in slot coins topped Horseshoe, which posted $257 million in slot games last month.

On a per-machine basis, Hard Rock topped Horseshoe in totaling $16,259 in monthly winnings on each slot, compared to $13,865 each at Horseshoe, records show.

According to the IGC, Ameristar Casino in East Chicago saw $20 million won in slots and table games in March, up 10.3% from February, while the $12.8 million win of dollars in March at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City also increased by 20% on a monthly basis.

Statewide casino winnings for March totaled $235.2 million, up 16.8% from statewide winnings of $201.3 million recorded in February, and an increase of 12.5% ​​compared to March 2021, according to the IGC.

Meanwhile, enthusiasm for sports betting intensified in March, with Hoosiers risking $476.8 million on sporting events, the data showed.

While that’s 4.7% lower than the state sports betting record of $500.1 million set in January, it’s a 16.5% increase from the 409.1 millions of dollars from February.

“Due to the NCAA Tournament, March is by far the busiest non-soccer month on the sports betting calendar,” said Jake Garza, principal analyst for PlayIndiana.com.

“If anything, though, Indiana’s sports betting has exceeded expectations. Purdue, Notre Dame, and Indiana have all played multiple games in the NCAA Tournament. Events that generate this kind of excitement across the state are extremely beneficial for sports betting, especially as Indiana’s industry grows more and more locally.”

As usual, Ameristar Casino led the state in sportsbook management in March with $145.9 million, mostly through its mobile sportsbook subsidiary DraftKings.

Although Blue Chip almost knocked the champ down by cashing in $143.8 million in sports betting last month, thanks in part to its affiliation with FanDuel.

Records show Indiana collected $73.6 million in tax revenue in February from slots and table games, and another $3.1 million from settled sports bets.

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