Gaming revenue in Nevada for March surpassed $1bn, marking the first time since the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shutdown that it hit this figure.
Total revenue for March came to $1.07bn, a 38.1% month-over-month increase. The total was also 72.6% above March 2020’s $618.1m revenue figure, when the Las Vegas Strip casinos closed for the first time since the Kennedy assassination, from March 17.
Since reopening from June 4 the properties have been subject to capacity requirements, which were originally set at 50% for gaming floors, before this was halved to 25% from November 2020. The 50% capacity limit was then reintroduced from March 15 this year.
Slot machines accounted for the vast majority of Nevada’s gaming revenue in March, with their total growing 45.5% month-over-month to $772.1m.
Table, counter and card game revenue, meanwhile, was up 22.1% to $294.9m. Among the products offered in this category, blackjack was the main driver of revenue, bringing in $71.4m, followed by b..