In the wake of Nevada casinos’ capacity increasing to 80% in May, state gaming revenue grew 18.9% month-over-month.
Total gaming revenue for May came to $1.23bn, according to the latest figures from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
As well as rising from the prior month, that figure also marks a vast improvement on May 2020’s $5.8m total, from a time when casinos were shuttered by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, made up the majority – some $1.05bn, up 21.6% – of Nevada’s revenue for the month. The Las Vegas Strip accounted for $655.5m, or 62.3%, of the total.
May 2021’s revenue came predominantly from slot machines, which accounted for $840.9m of the total, a 6.5% increase from April.
Table, counter and card games, meanwhile, saw revenue shoot up 59.1% from the prior month to $389.2m, benefitting from increased casino capacity and more spaces at gaming tables.
This growth was largely down to baccarat, which saw revenue grow f..