Home » NEWS » Gaming » Coast casinos' revenues up, but riverboats continue to struggle

Coast casinos' revenues up, but riverboats continue to struggle

Gamblingcards_rgbACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos won a bit more from gamblers in February but that increase couldn’t overcome bigger revenue declines at casinos along the Mississippi River.

Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show statewide casino revenue to $182 million in February, down fell 3 percent from 2013’s second month.

Revenue has fallen in 18 of the last 20 months.

The 12 coastal casinos won $89.4 million, up less than 1 percent from February 2013. The 18 river casinos won $93 million, down 6 percent from a year earlier.

The numbers exclude Choctaw Indian casinos, which aren’t required to report winnings to the state. A report released today shows that revenue at Mississippi’s three Choctaw Indian casinos declined the second-most among the states in 2012, with only Connecticut posting a larger decline.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *