BINGO BY THE NUM­BERS

Post-Tribune - - Local - Karen Caffarini

Gross in­come in In­di­ana in 2005 was $499,834,045 with net pro­ceeds of $64,106,134.

In 2013, to­tal in­come in In­di­ana was $167,279,562 with net pro­ceeds of $4,614,987

Ev­ery bingo hall in Lake and Porter coun­ties made a profit in 2005, while a num­ber of halls lost money in 2013.

Lake County had 61 bingo halls in 2005, but dropped to 29 halls in 2013.

Porter County went from 17 halls in 2005 to 12 halls in 2013.

The Columbian Club in East Chicago and AHEPA in Ho­bart con­tinue to do well, bring­ing in gross re­ceipts of about $3 mil­lion a year and show­ing a slight profit.

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