The billion-dollar St. Louis casino market grew in 2017, mostly because of Lumière St. Louis Post-Dispatch · January 25, 2018 at 11:26 am The billion-dollar St. Louis casino market grew in 2017, but most of the credit goes to Lumière Place, the only area gambling palace to register strong year-over-year growth in 2017. The downtown St. Louis casino saw adjusted gross receipts of $13.1 million in December, up by more than 15 percent compared to December 2016. For the full calendar year, Lumière revenue was $148.5 million, an increase of 9.6 percent. The Casino Queen, by contrast, ended the year on a sour note: Its $8.3 million in revenue fell 6.5 percent compared with December 2016. The East St. Louis casino lagged throughout the year: Its $102.1 million in revenue represented a drop of 6.5 percent compared with 2016.