Rivers Casinos generates $34M

September 12, 2011 9:25:11 AM PDT
The new Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is eating away at the profits of other casinos.

August was the first full month of business for Rivers Casino, which opened in Des Plaines in late July.

Rivers generated $34 million worth of gambling business, but August revenues were down nearly 16 percent at Harrah's Joliet and more than 8 percent at Hollywood Casino Joliet. The biggest drop in business was at Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, the closest casino to Des Plaines. August revenues were down 24 percent.