New Michigan casino has little Indiana impact

September 11, 2007
The opening in early August of Four Winds Casino Resort just across the state line in New Buffalo, Mich., had only a small impact on the five casinos operating in northwest Indiana.

Total revenue at the five casinos increased by $1 million in August from July 2006, to $10.49 million, according to the Post-Tribune of Merrillville.

The exception was Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City. Its revenue fell nearly $6 million from its July total of $27 million. Blue Chip also was down $3 million from August a year earlier.

Approximately 20,000 people went to Four Winds in each day of its first week. The casino opened Aug. 2.
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