Illinois casino revenue dips to $107.9M in August as attendance lags Chris Altruda, Hoosier State Bets · September 14, 2021 at 8:05 pm The Illinois Gaming Board reported casino revenues totaling more than $107.9 million in August, a decline of 10.2% from the previous month that could largely be attributed to a drop in attendance. July’s revenue total of nearly $120.2 million — the high-water mark for 2021 — was powered by nearly 800,000 admissions across the state’s 10 casinos. That total slipped 9.5% to just over 720,000 in August, as the $149.85 in revenue per person was slightly less than the $150.99 generated in July. Despite the month-to-month decline, Illinois casinos did easily outperform compared to August 2020, when the nation was beginning to recover from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Revenues were up 23.5% compared to last year, and attendance was 29.6% higher versus 2020.