Virginia Casinos Report Slight Decline in March Revenue as Lottery Achieves Milestone
The state of Virginia experienced a slight decline in casino activity compared to February, with two casinos bringing in a total of $37.4 million in adjusted gaming revenue during March. The Rivers Casino Portsmouth contributed $23.6 million, while the Bristol Casino added $13.8 million. Slot revenue accounted for $27.8 million, with table games revenue contributing more than $9.5 million. Virginia’s casinos paid out more than $6.7 million in taxes to the state, including distributions to the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund, the Family and Children’s Trust Fund, and the host city. The Virginia Lottery, which oversees sports betting and other wagering outlets, recently achieved a milestone by becoming the first US lottery to operate its iLottery via a cloud-based program, powered by NeoPollard Interactive’s central gaming system, NeoDraw, and Neoplay, an eInstants remote gaming server.