Like reported speak Indiana Gaming Commission Monday, the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana the property was highest-earning casino in March for the sixth consecutive monthonce again outperforming former revenue leader Caesars’ Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.
Casino winnings from slots and table games were $38.5 million for the third month of the yearshowing a 22% increase compared to February earnings and 12% higher than Horseshoe’s March revenue of $34.4 million.
Hard Rock saw $57.1 in table game wagers in March, with baccarat accounting for $31.3 million of that total handful. It also topped the slots game for the third time since opening. Its $268.6 million in slot coins topped Horseshoe, which posted $257 million in slot games last month.
Ameristar Casino has won $20 million on slots and table games in March, up 10.3% from February. March win at Blue Chip Casino was $12.8 millionalso up 20% on a monthly basis.
The casino’s statewide gain for March totaled $235.2 million, an increase of 16.8% compared to the $201.3 million statewide gain recorded in February, and up 12.5% from March 2021, according to the IGC.
Joe Branchik, Vice President of Marketing at Hard Rock Casino Northern Indianasaid, “We are thrilled to lead the state in gross gaming revenue. We believe this success is centered on creating a true entertainment destination with games, entertainment and quality restaurants for our customers”.
When it comes to sports bettingthe the monthly handle for the state was $476.8 million. Even if it’s 4.7% lower than the state sports betting record of $500 million set in January, this represents a 16.5% increase from February’s $409 million.
Améristar Casino directed the state to handle sports betting in March with $145.9 millionmainly thanks to its DraftKings mobile sports betting affiliate. Blue boat comes second with $143.8 million in sports betting management, in affiliation with FanDuel.
Jake Garza, Principal Analyst for PlayIndiana.com, said: “Due to the NCAA Tournament, March is by far the busiest non-football month on the sports betting calendar. If anything, however, Indiana sports betting has exceeded expectations. Purdue, Notre Dame and Indiana have all played multiple games in the NCAA Tournament. Events that generate this kind of statewide excitement are hugely beneficial to sports betting, especially as Indiana’s industry grows more and more locally.”