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Indiana Poker Rooms Rake $1.5 Million Last Month

Revenue Falls 6 Percent At Chicago Area Poker Room


The 125 poker tables in the state of Indiana raked a combined $1.54 million last month, according to figures from state gambling regulators.

That was down about 6.5 percent from the $1.65 million raked in April 2016.

Horseshoe Casino Hammond led the way last month with $777,000 in poker room revenue, followed by Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana ($293,000), Tropicana Evansville ($164,000), Majestic Star Casino ($134,000), Blue Chip Casino ($90,000), Hollywood Casino Indiana ($71,000) and Belterra Casino ($19,000), according to the state data.

Horseshoe Casino Hammond is located less than 20 miles from Chicago, a metro area home to some 9.5 million people. Poker revenue there fell 6.3 percent year-over-year. The casino has a 34 table room, the largest of its kind in the state.

Seven of the state’s 13 gambling facilities have poker rooms.

The 13 properties won a combined $183.5 million from gamblers in April.

Poker represented about one percent of overall gaming win last month, about the same percentage that poker accounts for in the state of Nevada.