The Virginia Lottery has released its report on casino gaming activity for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Temporary Bristol, Rivers Casino Portsmouth and Caesars Danville for May. The state’s casino revenue totaled $45.5 million, a new record for the state, and $10 million up from $35 million in April.
Commercial casinos only opened last year in Virginia. There are three establishments: the permanent Rivers Casino Portsmouth and two temporary casinos, Hard Rock Bristol and Caesars Danville. It is expected that there will be at least five casinos operating in Virginia in the coming years.
In May, Rivers Casino Portsmouth brought in $20.6 million in revenue, with $13.9 million coming from its 1,416 slot machines and $6.8 million from 81 table games, with $3. 4 million in taxes generated. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Temporary Bristol generated $12.9 million, with $11 million coming from slots and $1.9 million from tables. Bristol Casino has 921 slot machines and 29 table games.
Caesars Entertainment’s temporary casino in Danville has generated $11.9 million in just two weeks since opening on May 15. More than $10.1 million came from slot machines, while table games accounted for around $1.7 million. The casino has 768 slot machines and 25 table games.
Danville will receive $715,000 through the 6% state tax and about $300,000 in additional revenue from the development deal they have with Caesars. That adds up to around $1 million in casino revenue for the city in just two weeks. The three casinos together paid $8.2 million in state taxes in May, up 20% from April.