Gaming revenue in Nevada tops $11.9bn in 2018

By Tim Poole

Total gaming revenue in Nevada rose 3% year-on-year to $11.92bn for 2018.

Some categories, such as three-card poker and five-cent machines, saw year-on-year drops in revenue of between 6% and 8%.

However, a number of segments enjoyed revenue increases, with the biggest percentage growth coming in bingo. It rose 24% to $17.9m.

Sports wagering also grew 21% to $301m, while revenue from roulette games rose by 5% to $384.1m.

In terms of total amounts, twenty one generated the highest sum of revenue within the games segment ($1.15bn), while one-cent machines took the most in the machine category ($3.33bn).

For the month of December alone, Nevada generated $1bn in gaming revenue, a 4% increase.

Machines accounted for $635.8m of this revenue, while sports wagering revenue rose 28% to $44.1m.

Nevertheless, the game twenty one saw an 11% fall to $89.4m in revenue for December, while baccarat dropped 15% to $102.8m.

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