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Illinois Statistics 1997
This page shows 1997 data for Illinois riverboat casinos.

10 Riverboats: Alton Belle Casino, E. Peoria Par-A-Dice, Casino Rock Island, Joliet-Empress, Jo Daviess Silver Eagle Casino, Metropolis-Harrah's, Joliet-Harrah's, Aurora-Hollywood, E. St. Louis Casino Queen, Elgin Grand Victoria

*Numbers may not add due to rounding.
General Information
General Casino Information
Casino
Admissions
AGR ($)
Win per capita
Tax ($)
Alton Belle
2,052,723
62,321,530
$30.36
16,569,752
Par-A-Dice
2,676,704
96,039,356
$35.88
24,561,279
Rock Island
668,408
15,977,978
$23.90
4,532,412
Empress
3,407,122
136,504,791
$40.06
34,115,201
Silver Eagle
42,753
671,270
$15.70
219,760
Metropolis
2,032,272
76,740,757
$37.76
19,412,695
H. Joliet
3,127,340
152,565,997
$48.78
36,767,879
Hollywood
3,608,393
153,798,896
$42.62
37,976,565
Queen
3,607,561
116,590,371
$32.32
30,533,196
Grand Victoria
3,748,863
243,362,847
$64.92
56,170,295
Total
24,972,139
1,054,573,793
$42.23
260,859,037


Slot vs. Table Game Comparison by Casino
Casino
Revenue ($)
EGD ($)
EGD %
Table Games ($)
Table %
Alton Belle
62,321,530
49,450,138
79.3%
12,871,392
20.7%
Par-A-Dice
96,039,356
76,357,378
79.5%
19,681,978
20.5%
Rock Island
15,977,978
13,296,089
83.2%
2,681,889
16.8%
Empress
136,504,791
101,682,329
74.5%
34,822,462
25.5%
Silver Eagle
671,270
538,800
80.3%
132,470
19.7%
Metropolis
76,740,757
55,713,787
72.6%
21,026,970
27.4%
H. Joliet
152,565,997
117,168,445
76.8%
35,397,552
23.2%
Hollywood
153,798,896
105,536,747
68.6%
48,262,149
31.4%
Queen
116,590,371
89,391,423
76.7%
27,198,948
23.3%
Grand Victoria
243,362,847
170,038,707
69.9%
73,324,140
30.1%
Total
1,054,573,793
779,173,843
73.9%
275,399,950
26.1%


Slot Breakdown by Casino
Casino
# machines
Slot drop($)
Win ($)
Win %
Win per machine
Alton Belle
685
838,071,032
49,450,138
5.90%
$197.78
Par-A-Dice
1,014
1,105,979,298
76,357,378
6.90%
$206.31
Rock Island
391
185,995,905
13,296,089
7.15%
$93.17
Empress
1,005
1,759,680,594
101,682,329
5.78%
$277.19
Silver Eagle
286
8,279,460
538,800
6.51%
$8.97
Metropolis
894
787,315,014
55,713,787
7.08%
$171.68
H. Joliet
988
1,957,667,313
117,168,445
5.99%
$324.91
Hollywood
976
1,866,686,676
105,536,747
5.65%
$296.25
Queen
990
1,735,829,223
89,391,423
5.15%
$247.38
Grand Victoria
977
3,188,320,753
170,038,707
5.33%
$476.83
Total
8,205
13,433,825,269
779,173,843
5.80%
$272.10


Table Breakdown by Casino
Casino
# tables
Table drop ($)
Win ($)
Win %
Win per table
Alton Belle
36
59,654,711
12,871,392
21.58%
$980
Par-A-Dice
43
102,044,298
19,681,978
19.29%
$1,254
Rock Island
21
12,220,194
2,681,889
21.95%
$350
Empress
52
214,516,612
34,822,462
16.23%
$1,835
Silver Eagle
11
1,100,445
132,470
12.04%
$57
Metropolis
52
99,166,822
21,026,970
21.20%
$1,114
H. Joliet
56
225,348,625
35,397,552
15.71%
$1,732
Hollywood
57
279,911,096
48,262,149
17.24%
$2,320
Queen
54
137,156,097
27,198,948
19.83%
$1,380
Grand Victoria
56
351,087,701
73,324,140
20.88%
$3,587
Total
435
1,482,206,602
275,399,950
18.58%
$1,814


Slot Breakdown by Denomination
Type
# machines
Slot Drop ($)
Win ($)
Slot Revenue %
$0.05
139
40,578,919
4,908,705
12.10%
$0.25
4,033
3,503,986,283
273,200,411
7.80%
$0.50
470
656,470,307
48,640,581
7.41%
$1.00
3,112
7,089,508,668
361,820,020
5.10%
$2.00
31
57,148,236
3,530,478
6.18%
$5.00
368
1,850,972,715
77,638,059
4.19%
$10.00
15
62,177,940
2,827,724
4.55%
$25.00
35
167,429,700
6,349,865
3.79%
$100.00
3
5,552,500
258,000
4.65%
Total
8,205
13,433,825,269
779,173,843
5.80%
Type
# of Table Games
Table Drop ($)
Table Revenue ($)
Table Revenue %
Black Jack
281
842,488,642
132,778,770
15.76%
Craps
49
357,071,867
73,287,382
20.52%
Roulette
36
102,456,057
29,015,464
28.32%
CS Poker
43
111,192,813
27,661,318
24.88%
Poker
3
6,302,776
1,344,164
21.33%
Baccarat
2
1,283,137
249,415
19.44%
Mini-Baccarat
9
35,316,499
6,009,884
17.02%
Let It Ride
10
19,981,563
3,717,666
18.61%
Multiple BJ
1
227,977
75,072
32.93%
Big Six
2
355,535
201,109
56.57%
Royal Match BJ
2
5,529,735
1,059,706
19.16%
Total
435
1,482,206,602
275,399,950
18.58%


Table Breakdown by Table Game

 

Casino Openings/Extraordinary Events
- Jo Daviess Silver Eagle ceases operations on July 29, 1997.

- Multiple BlackJack and Poker introduced.

Illinois Gaming Statistics

1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000
2001 | 2002 | 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 Illinois Gaming Board: Annual Report 1991-2006.

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