Commercial gaming revenue broke its all-time record in the US in the second quarter of 2021, reaching $13.6bn.
The previous record was $11.1bn set in the third quarter of 2019 and the American Gaming Association has reported this week that the 2021 total so far is nearly up to the full year of 2020, which was $30bn.
AGA CEO Bill Miller said: “It is truly remarkable. It is even more impressive when you consider commercial gaming revenues were at their lowest point ever just a year ago. This is a testament to our resilience and commitment to providing customers safe environments and world-class entertainment experiences.”
Twenty-two out of 25 commercial casino states saw quarterly gaming revenue increases in the second quarter of this year. Sports betting revenue declined by eight percent from the previous quarter to $889m due to a quieter sports calendar.
Igaming had a strong second quarter with a new quarterly revenue record of $901m, up 15 per cent from the first quarter of this year.