It’s been a great year so far for Colorado’s casinos. More money than ever flowed to slot machines and tables games in June – the third straight month of record revenue and yet another sign that the Front Range economy is booming.
Gamblers spent nearly $71 million in Colorado casinos in June. That’s up 15 percent compared to last year. In fact, this is shaping up to be one of the best years ever for Colorado’s 3 dozen casinos, bringing $403 million in the first half of the year.
By law, casinos are located in the historic mining towns of Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek. They paid $11.6 million in taxes in June. Slot machines were the dominant source of revenue.