Rivers Casino & Resort has been at the front of each month and has yet to finish outside of first in revenue since last September. However, they were not immune to a February dropoff in revenue. They brought in $463,000, but far short of the million mark they hit earlier. Del Lago Resort was second, bringing in $376,000, and Resorts World also struggled but continues to rely on table games for most of their revenue anyway. With each of these resorts being in upstate New York, nobody should expect massive numbers anyway, at least until mobile betting can arrive.
With the chances of mobile sports betting improving now that the detailed budget plan has been released, there might be some lingering groans from the upstate casinos if they are not allowed to get operations. A lot will depend on what regulations emerge out of Gov Cuomo and the legislator’s bills to allow mobile sports betting. If the casinos are not in line to get an operator, there could be a real disadvantage for sports betting. Locations are not ideal for most and if the pandemic continues to linger into limited occupancy, priorities would shift towards mobile.