Illinois Video Gaming: JAN 2015 Numbers

Hearty Illinoisans, the first revenue report of 2015 has been released by the Illinois Gaming Board and as January lives up to the slow month reputation in (not-so) surprising ways. The Net Terminal Income was $65,443,002.03 down from December’s $66,812,021.91. The daily average per machine slid down $1.98 to $110.38 for 19,125 machines statewide.

The really interesting numbers are the number of machines and establishments, because they dipped for the first time since this industry was green-lit. IL lost 28 locations and 57 money making machines. Although this has never happened, it is not a cause for alarm. This occurred because there have not been any IGB board meetings and new locations have not been approved for 2 months. Expect this to change shortly as Governor Rauner has appointed a new chairman and another member for the IGB board and we are finally at the magic minimum number of 3 board members.

Illinois earned $16,360,750.51 in January and is the 12th month in a row of an eight digit figure for the frozen Land of Lincoln.

January is usually a low month for Video Gaming however, these numbers are gangbusters compared to last year’s report. in 2014 the AVG NTI was $85.96 and this year it was nearly $25 higher at $110.38. February numbers are looking strong as expected, it will be very interesting to see the state numbers in 4 weeks or so.