US commercial gambling market continues to recover in October

| By Robert Fletcher
US commercial gross gaming revenue (GGR) increased for the sixth consecutive month in October to $3.38bn (£2.51bn/€2.79bn), primarily due to growth within both the igaming and sports wagering sectors.
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Total GGR for the month amounted to $3.38bn in October, which was 7.0% lower than in the same month last year, but 6.0% higher than in September this year, according to figures published by the American Gaming Association (AGA).

The October figure also represented the highest monthly total since February, prior to casinos having to temporarily close due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The majority of states posted a month-on-month increase in commercial GGR, while Ohio, South Dakota, Iowa, New Jersey and Pennsylvania also reported yea-on-year growth.

The figures showed that despite ongoing capacity restrictions on activities at land-based casinos, slots were by far the main source of income for commercial operators in the US.

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