Traffic at metro-east casinos is down significantly compared with last year, as is revenue. The Casino Queen in East St. Louis took in a little more than nine-million-dollars in July, a 12-percent drop compared with last July, while attendance was down 15-percent.
At the Argosy Casino in Alton, revenue was down eleven-percent to about four-point-nine-million-dollars, and they also saw attendance down 15-percent. A casino owners group blames the declines on the spread of video gaming in bars and gaming parlors.
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