Nevada February revenue down 25.9% YoY after full year of Covid-19 impact
| By Daniel O'Boyle
Nevada gaming revenue came to $772.4m in February, the highest total since October 2020, but this was still down 25.9% year-on-year as the state experienced a 12th straight month of double-digit declines due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
Slots brought in $530.8m of this revenue, down 18.2% from February 2020, as players staked $8.15bn. Multi-denomination slots continued to be the most popular form of slots, bringing in $250.3m, as players spent $4.67bn. These games proved to be among the most resilient following the impact of Covid-19, with revenue down just 9.1% year-on-year.
Penny slots followed, with revenue of $221.6m, down 20.5%, on stakes totaling $2.41bn. Dollar slots brought in $33.3m, down 36.5% and 25 cent slots $11.9m, a 41.8% decline.
Table games, meanwhile, produced revenue of $241.6m, down 38.7% from 2020, with stakes totaling $1.94bn. Both figures were up slightly from January.