State gaming revenue numbers released

As competition from video gaming increases, profits from riverboat gambling continues to decrease.

That’s according to the most recent report from the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability.

In the 82 page summary, the commission finds that since video gaming was introduced in 2013, revenue from riverboat casinos has dropped nearly 22 percent.

In Southern Illinois, Williamson County has the most video gaming machines.

Their 302 machines netted $10.8 million.

Tax revenue collected from the Williamson County machines totals roughly $3.2 million. Of that, just over $500,000 stays here locally, the rest is sent to Springfield.

The full report can be viewed here.