Sunday, December 06, 2009

The News Gazette

"It's clear Illinoisans are spending their money at Indiana and Missouri casinos. Thanks in part to Illinois' indoor smoking ban, business at Indiana's four Chicago-area casinos grew 2.2 percent last year compared with a 21.5 percent loss at the four Chicago area casinos in Illinois. The percentages are similar in the St. Louis area: adjusted gross receipts at the Missouri casinos were up 8.9 percent last year, down 18 percent at the Illinois casinos."