The party never stops at the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana.
Data released Monday by the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) shows that Hard Rock in March was Hoosier State’s highest-grossing casino for the sixth month in a row, once again beating former profit leader Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, to “win” or earn after paying successful bettors.
Hard Rock’s victory with slot machines and board games amounted to $ 38.5 million for the month, 22% more than the February victory and 12% more than the Horseshoe victory in March of 34.4 millions of dollars, according to the IGC.
Joe Branchik, vice president of marketing for Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, which opened to the public on May 14, 2021, as a replacement for Gary’s former Majestic Star casinos, said: “We are thrilled to lead the state in revenue. gross game “.
“We believe this success is focused on creating a true entertainment destination with quality games, entertainment and food for our guests,” Branchik said.
Branchik also said that the casino is about to announce more summer shows at its Hard Rock Live venue and that its 1,400 team members are looking forward to joining the guests to celebrate the anniversary of Hard Rock Live. a year of the casino next month.
According to the IGC, Hard Rock attracted an incredible $ 57.1 million in board gaming bets in March, compared to $ 34.3 million in Horseshoe.
Baccarat was the biggest board game at Gary and Hammond casinos. But Hard Rock ($ 31.3 million) nearly tripled Horseshoe ($ 11.7 million) in the baccarat game and led the baccarat victory with $ 6.7 million for Hard Rock and 2.5 million dollars for Horseshoe.
Hard Rock also led the state of the game slot machines for the third time since opening. Its $ 268.6 million in horseshoe slot machines, which posted $ 257 million in slot games last month.
According to records, Hard Rock surpassed Horseshoe by earning $ 16,259 a month from each slot machine, compared to $ 13,865 each at Horseshoe.
According to the IGC, Ameristar Casino in East Chicago saw the $ 20 million slot machine and board game win in March, up 10.3% from February, while the March win $ 12.8 million at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City also increased its monthly base by 20%.
The statewide casino win in March was $ 235.2 million, up 16.8% from the $ 201.3 million statewide win in February, and 12.5% more than in March 2021, according to the IGC.
At the same time, enthusiasm for sports was boosted in March with Hoosiers risking $ 476.8 million at sporting events, the data show.
While that’s 4.7% less than the state’s $ 500.1 million sports betting record set in January, it’s up 16.5% from $ 409.1 million. February dollars.
“Because of the NCAA Tournament, March is easily the busiest non-football month on the calendar for sports books,” said Jake Garza, chief analyst at PlayIndiana.com.
“In any case, however, Indiana’s sports betting exceeded expectations. Purdue, Notre Dame and Indiana played several NCAA Tournament games. The events that generate such excitement across the state are vast beneficial for sports betting, especially as the Indiana industry grows more and more local. “
As usual, Ameristar Casino led the state for sports betting in March with $ 145.9 million, primarily through its mobile sports betting subsidiary DraftKings.
Although Blue Chip nearly eliminated the champion by winning $ 143.8 million in sports betting last month thanks in part to his membership in FanDuel.
Records show that Indiana raised $ 73.6 million in tax revenue from slot machines and board games in February, and another $ 3.1 million in liquidated sports betting.
Gallery: The Jacksons perform on Hard Rock Live
The Jacksons perform at Hard Rock Live
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Jacksons in concert
Jackie and Marlon Jackson
Jacksons in concert