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Iowa Annual Comparison
This page has annual comparative data for several metrics of Iowa casino performance between 1991 and present. The top set of tables summarizes data for all Iowa casinos. The ones below it contain information for riverboat casinos, and the last trio of tables details racetrack casinos (racinos).

The data in the top table include:

Number of casinos

Admissions

Adjusted Gross Casino Revenue

Win per capita

Total taxes, payments to treatment and endowment funds, and regulatory fees

 

The second table details slot data:

Number of slot machines

Slot drop: Currency, tickets, vouchers and in some places, tokens or coin, put into slot machines by patrons.

Slot coin in: Amount wagered on slot machine

Slot revenue (win): amount retained by the facility that is not paid out to players upon cashing out or in winnings

Slot win percentage (hold percentage)

Average daily win per machine

 

The last table details table data:

Number of table games

Table drop

Table revenue (win)

Table win percentage (hold percentage)

Average daily win per table
All casinos/gaming

General Information

Year

Admissions

Casino Sq. Ft.

AGR ($)

Win per capita

Taxes ($)

2003

19,233,711

315,864

979,990,103

$51

200,681,000

2004

19,509,166

316,714

1,051,515,709

$54

238,759,437

2005

19,793,161

361,195

1,096,437,007

$55

247,604,142

2006

20,315,854

451,436

1,149,059,505

$57

260,749,907

2007

22,519,786

539,175

1,319,964,125

$59

304,646,524

 

Slot Machine Breakdown

Year

Slot Coin In

Adj. Slot Revenue

Slot Revenue %

# of Slot Machines

2003

13,606,392,025

899,066,135

6.61%

12,213

2004

14,027,727,139

966,506,047

6.89%

12,422

2005

13,750,239,606

1,000,588,897

7.28%

12,722

2006

13,645,787,160

1,042,294,193

7.64%

14,310

2007

14,673,670,424

1,190,995,870

8.12%

16,882

 

Table Game Breakdown

Year

Table Drop

Table Revenue

Table Revenue %

# of Table Games

2003

398,045,299

80,923,979

20.33%

243

2004

415,225,112

85,009,675

20.47%

235

2005

457,261,084

95,848,113

20.96%

287

2006

495,601,350

106,765,326

21.54%

348

2007

595,074,539

128,968,263

21.67%

471

 

Riverboat casinos

General Information

Year

Admissions

Casino Sq. Ft.

AGR ($)

Win per capita

Taxes ($)

2003

12,653,593

225,861

665,092,334

$53

135,267,584

2004

12,896,295

225,443

715,510,336

$55

145,377,305

2005

13,398,755

251,071

745,998,062

$56

165,270,313

2006

13,427,449

297,215

759,202,990

$57

168,242,323

2007

15,085,924

345,525

860,076,528

$57

193,781,511

Slot Machines

Year

# machines

Slot drop($)

Coin in ($)

Win ($)

Win %

Win per machine

2003

8,708

2,165,535,093

8,610,466,278

584,168,363

6.78%

$184

2004

8,845

2,740,901,220

8,999,790,594

630,500,668

7.01%

$195

2005

8,988

3,603,580,130

8,926,811,677

659,744,958

7.39%

$201

2006

10,164

3,922,867,933

8,598,310,454

678,055,799

7.89%

$183

2007

12,527

4,821,493,032

9,349,699,727

779,141,564

8.33%

$170

Table Games

Year

# tables

Table drop ($)

Win ($)

Win %

Win per table

2003

243

398,045,294

80,923,971

20.33%

$912

2004

228

415,225,105

85,009,668

20.47%

$1,019

2005

241

406,734,627

86,253,104

21.21%

$978

2006

279

368,737,768

81,147,190

22.01%

$797

2007

330

376,516,418

80,934,964

21.50%

$672

 

 

Racetrack casinos

General Information

Year

Admissions

Casino Sq. Ft.

AGR ($)

Win per capita

Taxes ($)

2003

6,572,527

90,003

314,897,769

$48

65413416

2004

6,612,871

91,271

336,005,373

$51

93,382,132

2005

6,394,406

110,124

350,438,945

$55

82,333,829

2006

6,888,405

154,221

389,856,515

$57

92507583

2007

7,433,862

193,650

459,887,597

$62

110,865,013

Slot Machines

Year

# machines

Slot drop($)

Coin in ($)

Win ($)

Win %

Win per machine

2003

3,505

1,346,917,392

4,995,925,747

314,897,769

6.30%

$246

2004

3,513

1,869,798,322

5,027,936,541

336,005,373

6.68%

$261

2005

3,736

2,445,958,414

4,823,427,922

340,843,941

7.07%

$249

2006

4,140

2,744,909,105

5,047,476,706

364,238,391

7.22%

$241

2007

4,550

2,966,888,648

5,323,970,725

411,854,306

7.74%

$248

Table Games

Year

# tables

Table drop ($)

Win ($)

Win %

Win per table

2005

42

50,526,463

9,595,004

18.99%

$1,148

2006

117

126,863,575

25,618,124

20.19%

$598

2007

140

218,558,112

48,033,291

21.98%

$940

 

Casino Openings/Extroardinary Events

- Table gaming in racinos was introduced in 2005.

Iowa Gaming Statistics

2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | Annual

Nevada | Las Vegas Strip | Downtown LV | Reno/Sparks | Laughlin | Elko County

Atlantic City | Colorado | Illinois | Iowa | State Comps

All data compiled from Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Website: 2003-2006.

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