The Horseshoe and Blue Chip casinos in Indiana each invested heavily in recent improvements and were rewarded in June with year-over-year increased casino revenue. However, total June revenue fell $1.25 million for casinos in Northwest Indiana from year-ago levels, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission. Observers say the state's high unemployment rate has led to a decrease in gambling. Analysts on Wall Street noted that casinos in Midwestern states are experiencing a general weakness in revenue.

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