Virginia gaming revenue tops $51 million in November

Finance News

Revenues totaled $51.2 million in November, according to Virginia Lottery data released Friday.

Virginia’s first casino, the Bristol Casino: Future Home of Hard Rock temporary facility, opened July 2022. The Virginia Lottery Board approved HR Bristol’s casino license in April 2022. The Bristol casino reported a little more than $12 million in adjusted gaming revenue (wagers minus winnings) in November, of which about $10 million came from its 908 slots, and $1.9 million from its 29 table games.

Rivers Casino Portsmouth, Virginia’s first permanent casino, opened in January. The lottery board approved its license in November 2022. Rivers Casino Portsmouth generated almost $21.6 million in November gaming revenues, of which about $14.6 million came from its 1,416 slots, and about $6.9 million from its 81 table games.

The temporary Caesars Virginia casino in Danville opened in May, after receiving its casino license in April. Caesars Virginia’s adjusted gaming revenue totaled $17.5 million in November. Of that, about $12.8 million came from its 830 slots, and the remaining almost $4.69 million came from its 33 table games.

Virginia law assesses a graduated tax on a casino’s adjusted gaming revenue. For November, total casino state taxes were approximately $10.29 million.

The host cities of Portsmouth and Danville received 6% of adjusted gaming revenues from their respective casinos, getting $1.5 million and $1 million, respectively. For the Bristol casino, 7% of its adjusted gaming revenue — roughly $725,000 last month — goes to the Regional Improvement Commission, which the General Assembly established to distribute Bristol casino tax funds throughout Southwest Virginia.