Casinos: Video gambling hurts profits

By WEEK Producer

Casinos: Video gambling hurts profits

June 27, 2014 Updated Jun 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM CDT

CHICAGO -- Some Illinois casino operators say new options for video gambling are hurting their profits.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the state's top 10 casinos saw a more than five percent drop in revenue over 2012.

Video gambling machines started popping up in the fall of 2012.

The executive director of the Illinois Casino Gaming Association says casinos are having a hard time competing with the machines.

The report indicates the video gaming machines have brought in some $300 million statewide.

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