American Casinos Enjoy Bumper Summer With Increased Revenues
American casinos enjoyed a bumper summer with gaming revenues reaching $3.4 billion according to the University of Las Vegas Centre for Gaming Research.
The data, which excludes tribal casinos, shows that revenues are up by more than 4% year-on-year when compared to 2016. Nevada produced the most revenues, $989.5 million or 29% of the total figure, up 15% from August 2016. Part of this increase may be due to the fight between Mayweather and McGregor as the weekend saw over $70 million in bets placed.
Ohio saw an increase of 6% compared to last year to $145.7 million while Illinois reported an 8% increase rising to $224 million. Maryland saw a dramatic rise of 32% to $137.5 million while West Virginia saw a fall of 7%, possibly due to the opening of the MGM National Harbour casino.