Rivers Casino Portsmouth has had a strong first month of the GGR
Rivers Casino Portsmouth generated nearly $25 million in gross gaming revenue in February, its first full month of operation. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Rivers Casino Portsmouth generated nearly $25 million in gross gaming revenue in its first full month of operation. The Rush Street Gaming property opened its doors on January 23rd and became Virginia’s first permanent casino. The Virginia Lottery reported revenue figures for the property this week.
$17.1 million from slots and $7.5 million from table games
collapse February’s $24.6 million in gaming revenue, Rivers Casino Portsmouth won $17.1 million playing slots and $7.5 million playing table games. The total does not include the revenue generated by the BetRivers sportsbook; the Virginia Lottery will release these numbers at a later date.
Resulting tax revenue from the first full month of operation was over $4.4 million, with the City of Portsmouth receiving approximately $1.5 million of that total.
Rivers Casino Portsmouth was developed for $340 million and offers 1,420 slot machines and over 80 table games.
There has been some controversy since the casino opened. Many guests were unhappy with the heavy cigarette smoke surrounding the facility, leading the property to announce on Jan. 30 that it would reserve about half the playing space for non-smokers.
https://www.vegasslotsonline.com/news/2023/03/17/rivers-casino-portsmouth-starts-strong-in-virginia-ggr-reaches-nearly-25m-in-first-full-month/ Rivers Casino Portsmouth has had a strong first month of the GGR