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updated: 11/8/2011 1:58 PM

Rivers Casino revenue continues to rise

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  • Rivers Casino in Des Plaines.

       Rivers Casino in Des Plaines.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer


Gambling tax revenues from the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines continue to climb, putting it far ahead of the nine other casinos in the state, according to the Illinois Gaming Board's latest monthly revenue report.

Rivers Casino has collected more than $112.4 million in adjusted gross receipts -- money bet on the casino floor -- since opening July 18 through October.

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The casino's roughly $30.7 million take in October was higher than any other in the state -- nearly double the revenue of Elgin's Grand Victoria Casino ($18 million), and more than double the revenue of Hollywood Casino in Aurora ($13 million).

Rivers' October revenues were about $550,000 higher than its September revenues.

Admissions at the casino declined for the second month in a row, but it still drew significantly more visitors (roughly 318,000) than any other casino. The casino's highest visitor count was 414,000 in August, its first full month of operation.

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