Total revenue for September amounted to $821.1m, on stakes of $10.32bn, up 3.3% month-over-month. This represented the best monthly revenue total since February this year, the last full month of activity before Covid-19 disrupted the US casino market.
Slots contributed $607.5m in revenue, down 12.0% year-on-year but up 15.6% from August as players staked $8.37bn.
Table games at the state’s casinos brought in a further $213.6m in revenue on stakes of $1.95bn. The total was down 41.2% from September 2019 – and 1.8% compared to August – though stakes fell 17.9% from the prior year total.
This decline was largely driven by an exceptionally low margin on baccarat. Although players stakes $487.0m more than on any other game – casinos took in just $14.2m, down 86.6% year-on-year.
Blackjack, on the other hand, posted strong margins for the month and brought in $64.6m in revenue on $417.3m worth of bets.