Virginians Wager $37 Million During Hard Rock Bristol Casino’s First Nine Days

Slots accounted for 90% or wagers

by - Friday, July 22nd, 2022 1:11

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The Virginia Lottery Board has revealed that local gamblers wagered almost $37.5 million during the first nine days of operations at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s temporary gambling facility in Bristol.
Slots accounted for 90% of all wagers

The temporary casino opened its doors on July 8th and covers 30,000 square feet featuring 900 gaming slots and 20 table games. It is set to remain open until construction of the $300 million casino and hotel is finished sometime in 2024.

According to the report, gamblers spent $34.5 million at the slot machines accounting for 90% of all wagers placed. Meanwhile, table games saw $2.9 million in wagers. Combined adjusted gaming revenue (AGR) came to $3.74 million resulting in over $673,000 in taxes.

The first nine days, including soft opening events, saw $34.5m spent at slot machines (90 per cent of wagers) and $2.9m on tables. Adjusted gaming revenue after payouts was $3.74m, and the casino generated more than $673,000 in taxes.

Hard Rock was the first gambling company to be issued with a casino license back in April of this year. The Virginia Lottery Board approved the application by a vote of 7-0. Since then, the company has been on a recruitment drive to get the temporary Bristol casino up and running and has hired approximately 600 staff that will retain their positions once the permanent casino is open. The new casino will feature 2,700 slots, 100 table games, a host of restaurants and entertainment options alongside bars and a concert venue.

Danny Tang

Reporter & gambling industry analyst covering the land-based and online casino industry in the United States.

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