Virginia Casinos See Revenue, Taxes Drop In January

Virginia Casinos See Revenue, Taxes Drop In January
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The first month of 2024 produced dismal results for gaming operators in the Old Dominion, with Virginia casinos taking in 9.7% less adjusted gross revenue and 18.9% less in taxes than the previous month.  

In total, Virginia casinos raked in $52,863,972 in total adjusted gross revenue in January at the three casinos in the state (Hard Rock Casino in Bristol, Rivers Casino Portsmouth and Caesars Virginia in Danville), down 9.7% from December’s sum of $58,520,400.  

As far as slots revenues were concerned, January’s total of $37,914,152 represented an 11.5% decline from December’s total ($42,834,453), illustrating the tough sledding for Virginia’s three casinos in the opening month of the year.  

For casino table games revenues, January’s total of $14,949,820 was down 4.7% from December’s total of $15,685,947. 

Finally, Virginia’s casinos chipped in $9,515,515 in taxes during January, which was down 18.9% from the month before, when the three operators reported $11,726,425 in taxes off casino gaming. There are no legal Virginia online casinos.

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Rivers Casino Leads Market Share

Rivers Casino Portsmouth was the leader in the casino clubhouse in January, with $23,547,164 during the month.  

That total beat out Caesars Virginia ($17,238,855) and Hard Rock Casino in Bristol ($12,077,952). Rivers Casino Portsmouth also was the No. 1 operator in January when it came to taxes chipped in to the Commonwealth, at $4,238,490.  

Rounding out the list, taxes wise, were Caesars Virginia ($3,102,994) and Hard Rock Casino in Bristol, which reported $2,174,031 in tax dollars during the month of January.  The Caesars casino features a retail Caesars Sportsbook Virginia location.



Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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