Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana Outpaces Competition
The Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana continues to maintain its position at the top of the charts, much like Taylor Swift, by recording the highest revenue among all commercial casinos in the state of Indiana for the 24th consecutive month.
Recently released data from the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) revealed that Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana generated more revenue after paying successful bettors, known as “win,” compared to 11 other commercial casinos in the Hoosier State for the month of October.
This streak of dominance is particularly noteworthy as the casino only opened its doors on May 14, 2021, and quickly claimed the top spot, overtaking the former earnings leader, Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. Matt Schuffert, the President of Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, attributed this success to the dedication of the casino’s nearly 1,500 employees, most of whom are from Gary or Lake County.
Even with a 9.2% decrease in revenue compared to the previous year, Schuffert celebrated the casino’s strong performance for the month of October. The casino’s revenue was $32.9 million, which represented 17.6% of the state’s total casino win of $187.6 million for the month.
Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana also led the state in slot machine play with a total of $257.8 million, as well as the state’s table game play at $46.4 million. The casino’s table win was also the highest in the state at $7.9 million.
In contrast, the Hammond Horseshoe ranked third in the state for monthly win, with Ameristar Casino in East Chicago and Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City also experiencing slight decreases in their revenue. The popularity of sports wagering in Indiana remained steady with a total handle of $429.7 million for the month.
Overall, Indiana collected $42.5 million in tax revenue from slot machine and table game play, and an additional $4.3 million from settled sports wagers in the month of October.
The two-year reign of Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the casino’s staff in providing exceptional service to its guests. As the casino continues to lead the way in gaming revenue, it sets the bar high for other commercial casinos in the state.