2022 is a truly miserable year in many places throughout the world, but the casinos of Nevada are having a much better time than most. Nevada’s gaming industry hauled in $1.25 billion in revenue to make September 2022 one of the best months in a year full of record-shattering casino revenue hauls.
According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board,September’s casino revenue was up 7.8 percent from September 2021. It was also up about three percent from August’s number.
As is almost always the case, slot machines were the big winner (for the casinos) with $858 million in revenue. That’s up 10 percent from this same time last year.
Sports betting, which is categorized with the table games, brought in $70.6 million – about $27.7 million of which was done on mobile apps. That’s up an astonishing 30 percent from September 2021. American football alone accounted for $51.7 million of that number.
Those massive gaming numbers wouldn’t have been possible without plenty of tourists roaming the streets of Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno, and Nevada is doing everything possible to lure those folks to town. On the Strip in particular, a major UFC bout, the return of Las Vegas Raiders football, and a number of music festivals drew in a record number of tourists.
All those events brought in 33.5 million tourists to Las Vegas alone in September, that’s the third highest number for the entire year and an increase of 14 percent from September 2021.
September marked the 19th consecutive month in which Nevada casinos have pulled in $1 billion or more and the state is on course to have its best gaming year to date.