The metro-east's two casinos in February saw another drop in revenue, compared to the same month last year.
Meantime, statewide revenue for video poker and video slots at bars, restaurants, clubs and truck stops continued its fast growth, as more machines get licensed.
At the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, revenue for February was about $10.5 million, a drop of nearly 11 percent from February 2012, when revenue was about $11.7 million.
At the Argosy Casino in Alton, revenue for February was about $5.6 million, a drop of nearly 9 percent from February 2012, when revenue was about $6.2 million.
Each of the state's 10 casinos saw a revenue decline in February, compared to the same month last year. The average of the declines was a little more than 14 percent.
While the casino revenue fell, statewide revenue has grown solidly at the video poker and video slot machines at taverns, restaurants, veterans clubs, fraternal clubs and truck stops. Statewide revenue at those was $13.6 million in February, up from $9.8 million in January and $7 million in December.
Some experts say casino revenue is being cannibalized by the video poker and slot machines.
The state still is in the process of approving licenses for establishments to install video poker and video slot machines.
The casinos also saw year-over-year revenue decreases for January.
The Casino Queen's revenue for January was about $9.6 million, a decrease of nearly 11 percent from its January 2012 revenue of about $10.7 million.
The Argosy Casino's revenue for January was about $5.9 million, a drop of about 3 percent from its January 2012 revenue of about $5.5 million.