Gaming revenue drops in September

Colorado’s three gaming towns logged dramatic declines in revenue in September from September 2007, according to statistics the state’s division of gaming released Monday.

Limited-stakes gambling is allowed in three Colorado mountain towns: Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek.

Colorado’s casino revenue dropped 18.72 percent to USD 59.3 million in September.

Casino revenue helps fund the Colorado Historical Society, city and county governments in casino towns, and the state’s tourism industry.

Central City reported revenue of roughly [USD]] 5.4 million last month, down 26.4 percent from September 2007 — the steepest decline of all the casinos.

Black Hawk casinos were down 19.97 percent to [USD]] 41.14 million in September.

Cripple Creek’s casinos tallied [USD]] 12.8 million, a 10.3 percent decrease from September 2007.