ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — The River City casino in Lemay is once again keeping overall casino revenues afloat.
The Missouri Gaming Commission and Illinois Gaming Board released June’s revenue numbers for casinos in both states. Overall, casino revenues were up 7% from a year ago and an improvement from May, when they actually fell 2%.
River city, the area’s newest casino posted an increase in June of 12 percent or $17.9 million.
Harrah’s in Maryland Heights reported the next largest revenue increase at 9 percent. The casino posted a revenue of $23.3 million in June.
Casino Queen in East St. Louis was up 8 percent; Ameristar in St. Charles was up 6 percent.
Pinnacle’s Lumiere Place in downtown St. Louis saw a 5 percent decrease in revenue in May, however they reported a 4 percent increase in its June revenue from $13.9 million in June 2011 to $14.1 million last month.
The Argosy in Alton which saw the biggest revenue decline of the St. Louis-area casinos in May, increased its revenue in June by 2 percent.
Combined the St. Louis-area casinos made a $96.2 million in June.