Las Vegas Casinos won more money from players in July than in any month in history.
The Strip also recorded an all-time high and slot volume was the highest ever. The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Thursday reported gaming win exceeding $1 billion for the fifth straight month, with Clark County win hitting the billion-dollar mark for the second month in a row. The board reported Nevada Casinos collected $1.36 billion from players for the month, 80 percent higher than in July 2020. In Clark County, the total was $1.163 billion, up 89.7 percent from a year ago, with the Strip up 140.5 percent to $793.7 million and downtown Las Vegas up 70.7 percent to $71.2 million.
July’s numbers include win statistics from Circa, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and Resorts World Las Vegas, which weren’t yet open in July 2020.July was the perfect month for gaming wins in terms of special events, the month having five weekends, Resorts World’s first full month of operations and a very unusual baccarat month with high hold and increased play from international guests. This of course is in addition to other contributing factors such as demand, return of leisure travel and healthy consumers due to stimulus.
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