Rivers Casino Portsmouth reported $24.7 million of gaming revenue in its first full month of operation, according to the Virginia Lottery Board.
The board’s February activity report, released Wednesday, shows it collected a total of $38.4 million in revenue from the state’s two operational casinos. Rivers Casino Portsmouth received its operating license in November and opened on Jan. 23. The Hard Rock Bristol opened its doors in July.
Portsmouth’s casino generated a total of $4.4 million in tax revenue, with nearly $1.5 million of that headed to the city in a regional fund for education, transportation and public safety improvements. The state’s Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund as well as the Family and Children’s Trust Fund will also receive shares of the tax revenue.