Nevada gaming revenue passes $1bn for six consecutive month in August

| By Robin Harrison
Nevada gaming revenue hit $1.17bn in August, the sixth month in a row that the state has reported a ten-figure total, and a significant improvement on the prior year’s figures.
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Revenue was up 56.9% year-on-year from August 2020 according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, when the state’s casinos were still subject to capacity limits and social distancing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Compared to July 2020’s record-breaking total, revenue was down 14.3%. 

Slots made up the majority of the month’s total, contributing $825.1m, up 57.0% from the prior year, with a further $340.7m coming from table, counter and card games. This too represented a significant year-on-year improvement, of 56.6%.

Among this segment, blackjack and baccarat were the star performers. Blackjack revenue came to $103.1m, while baccarat contributed $93.1m. Baccarat in particular has performed remarkably in the past two months, with revenue hitting $160.1m in July. 

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