American casinos and mobile gaming apps scored a record $54.93 billion in revenue during the first 11 months of 2022. Although the result did not include December 2022, the data collected by AGA – excluding tribal casinos and illegal gambling – show that the 2022 result has already surpassed the 2021 record settled at $53.04 billion by 13.5%.
Senior vice president of the American Gaming Association, Casey Clark, argues that the gaming industry has recovered from the pandemic-induced recession. “To have already surpassed the record numbers we hit in 2021 with a month to spare is really remarkable,” he said.
30 out of 33 US commercial gaming jurisdictions reported continuous revenue growth in 2022 compared to the same periods in 2021. Washington, Mississippi, and South Dakota were the only jurisdictions that closed the year with revenue drops ranging from 1 to 15 percent.
Best category performance:
Across the categories, the US slot and table games performed best to generate $43,79 billion in revenue, which is a 6.7% increase over the same 11-month period in 2021. Sportsbooks generated $6.56 billion from January through November 2022 to score a 65.4% increase over the same period in 2021.