June was good month
for Colorado casinos

Jul 24, 2007 2:18 AM

Gaming revenue increased 8.5 percent to $68.9 million in June from the $63.5 million for the same month in 2006, according to the Colorado Division of Gaming.

For the first five months in 2007, the state’s casinos reported $799.9 million in revenue.

Colorado casinos paid the state $12.3 million in gaming taxes in June, which is up 10.4 percent from the same month in 2006.

Gaming taxes contribute to the Colorado Historical Society, city and county governments in casino towns and Colorado’s tourism industry.

In June, Black Hawk contributed $68.9 million, up 8.2 percent from last June’s $63.5 million, and Cripple Creek’s revenue for June was $13.4, up 2.5 percent from the same period last year.

Central City had a substantial revenue increase and contributed $6.8 million, up 26.1 percent from the same month last year.

Statewide, penny slots brought in the most gaming revenue at $316.1 million, up 27.1 percent from the same month in 2006. Dollar slots came in second at $251.8 million and quarter slots in third at $185.4 million.