Revenue at all six St. Louis area casinos fell in February

2013-03-11T11:59:00Z 2014-04-04T16:28:48Z Revenue at all six St. Louis area casinos fell in FebruaryBy TIM BRYANT tbryant@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8206 stltoday.com

Performances of St. Louis-area casinos were just as dreary last month as the weather, with all six gambling halls turning in declines compared with February 2012.

Even River City, the market’s customary leader in percentage gains in revenue, saw a 3.1 percent decline.

Also down were the numbers of gamblers at the area’s casinos, according to figures released Monday by state gaming regulators.

Last month and February 2012 both had four weekends, typically the busiest days for casinos. But 2012 was a leap year, meaning that last February had a 29th day. That provided all six area casinos an extra day of customers and revenue they did not have this year. Feeble February

Casino February change Revenue (in mill.)

Hollywood -9.9 $20.7

River City -3.1 $16.9

Lumiere Place -9.9 $13.9

Ameristar -6.3 $21.9

Casino Queen -10.7 $10.5

Argosy Alton -8.9 $5.6

Market total -7.6 $89.6

Sources: Missouri Gaming Commission, Illinois Gaming Board

Tim Bryant covers commercial real estate, development and other business stories for the Post-Dispatch. He blogs at Building Blocks, the Post-Dispatch development blog. 

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