Tag: Land-based casino

Pennsylvania gambling revenue edges up year-on-year in January

Overall gambling revenue in the state of Pennsylvania increased by 2.7% year-on-year to $477.2m (£378.1m/€441.9m) in January.

Revenue was up from $464.4m in January 2023 but 10.7% behind the $534.2m generated in Pennsylvania in December. This revenue comprises land-based slot and table games, online gambling sports betting, video lottery terminals (VLTs) and fantasy sports.

Physical slots remain the primary source of gambling revenue in Pennsylvania at $179.5m, down 11.2% year-on-year. Land-based table games revenue also slipped 13.4% to $72.7m.

Revenue was 10.7% lower than December 2023

Slots drive online gambling growth in Pennsylvania

In contrast, the Pennsylvania online gambling sector reported more growth. During January, revenue from igaming amounted to $149.6m, up 12.4% from last year.

Online slots revenue reached $110.0m, a rise of 22.0%. However, online table game revenue fell 7.8% to €36.9m, while internet poker revenue was almost level at $2.7m.

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US gaming revenue tops $66.5bn for third consecutive record year

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has revealed US gross gaming revenue (GGR) reached an all-time high of $66.5bn (£52.7bn/€61.6bn) in 2023, the market’s third straight record year.

2023’s total was a 10% hike on 2022’s figure of $60.4bn, which in turn was a significant increase on the $53bn accumulated in 2021.

The strong numbers were aided by a record Q4. This included an all-time high quarterly revenue of $17.4bn, while a record $6.2bn in revenue was generated.

Land-based casinos continue to perform well with a record GGR of $49.4bn in 2023. This was up 3.3% year-on-year, with 19 of the 27 traditional gaming markets recording all-time highs in annual revenue.

Sports betting also demonstrated impressive growth, with $119.8bn in handle and $10.9bn in revenue – both records. These figures were up 27.8% and 44.5% respectively year-on-year.

With the National Indian Gaming Commission’s addition of tribal gaming revenue coming later this year, the US’ total GGR for 2023 is expected..

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New Jersey smashes gambling revenue records in January

New Jersey has reported a strong start to 2024, with igaming revenue hitting an all-time high and sports betting revenue and handle reaching new monthly records in January.

Total gambling revenue in New Jersey for January reached $559.1m (£442.9m/€518.4m). This was 28.0% ahead of $436.9m in January 2023 and 7.1% higher than $522.2m in December last year.

Land-based casinos remain the primary source of gambling revenue in New Jersey. During January, revenue here stood at $205.0m, down 3.1% year-on-year.

Physical slots, traditionally one of the main money-makers in New Jersey, saw revenue slip by 5.8% to $143.0m. However, land-based table games revenue edged up 3.7% to $62.1m.

total gambling revenue was 7.1% higher than the $522.2m recorded in december last year

Igaming closes the land-based gap with record January

While the land-based market faltered in January, the situation in igaming could not be more different. Revenue from igaming in New Jersey reached $183.3m, up 19.9% year..

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Nevada gambling revenue hits record $15.52bn in 2023

Gambling revenue in Nevada reached an all-time high of $15.52bn (£12.37bn/€14.46bn) in 2023, surpassing the previous annual record by 4.6%.

The 2023 total was comfortably ahead of the existing Nevada record of $14.84bn, which was set in 2022.

Breaking down the past year, land-based slots were the primary source of revenue. The $10.28bn generated in 2023 was 2.8% higher than in the previous year. Some $5.97bn of all slot revenue came from multi-denomination games, while penny slots drew $3.15bn.

Baccarat revenue falls just short of $1.50bn in 2023

Elsewhere, table, counter and card games revenue, which also includes sports betting, hit $5.24bn. This was 8.5% ahead of the $4.83bn posted in 2022.

Baccarat was responsible for $1.49bn of table, counter and card games revenue in Nevada in 2023. This was 28.2% higher year-on-year.

A further $1.33bn came from blackjack, up 0.8%, while craps revenue increased 4.6% to $467.5m and roulette 1.8% to $460.3m.

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Svenska Spel loses appeal against ATG over naming rights

Svenska Spel has lost its appeal against Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG) over the use of the phrase “Trav och Galopp” in a new racing product.

Svenska Spel’s use of the phrase, which translates to “trot and gallop” in English, was considered by the Patent and Market Court of Appeal to be an infringement on ATG’s company name.

ATG launched the initial trademark lawsuit back in December 2020. This was after a war of words between ATG chief executive Hasse Lord Skarplöth and his Svenska Spel counterpart, Patrik Hofbauer.

In a statement announcing ATG’s court victory, Skarplöth said: “That the supreme court also followed our line was expected. It must never be okay to use someone else’s company name and it feels good that the matter is now settled once and for all.

“It was important to establish that a competitor does not have the right to use our company name and exploit its good reputation.”

Another blow for Svenska Spel

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Road to ICE 2024: White paper opens up opportunities for land-based casinos

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In April 2023, the UK government finally released the long-awaited 2005 Gambling Act review white paper. The 260-page document outlined critical updates for the industry, focusing on bringing it into the digital age.

As such, many of the policies in the white paper were based on the public now having 24/7 internet and smartphone access. But it also contained a number of alterations for land-based venues, such as permitting casinos to offer sports betting at their premises.

Specifically, the government said it would allow “casinos of all sizes” to offer sports betting on their premises. Previously, only casinos licensed under the 2005 Gambling Act could offer sports betting.

The white paper put forward policies that would enhance player protection in land-based venues

Land-based stipulations protect players

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Massachusetts sets $658.7m sports betting handle record in December

Massachusetts reported a record sports betting handle for the second consecutive month in December, with players wagering a total of $658.7m (£519.3m/€605.6m).

Combined sports betting and casino revenue in Massachusetts in December amounted to $163.6m, up 14.4% from November.

Starting with sports betting, the December handle narrowly beat the existing record of $654.4m set in November. The Bay State launched legal betting in March 2023.

massachusetts launched legal betting in march 2023

Players spent $643.2m betting online during December and $15.5m at retail sportsbooks.

Revenue falls just short of Massachusetts record

Turning to taxable revenue from sports betting, this reached $60.6m in December. This was 23.9% ahead of $48.9m in November and just 0.7% behind May’s $61.0m monthly record.

Online betting accounted for $59.3m of all sports betting revenue in December, with retail’s share at $1.3m.

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All-time high in New Jersey as 2023 revenue hits $5.78bn

Gambling revenue in New Jersey reached an all-time high of $5.78bn (£4.59bn/€5.32bn) in 2023, driven by record performances across igaming and sports betting.

Total revenue in 2023 was up 10.9% from $5.21bn in the previous year. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) noted growth across all three core markets.

Land-based casinos remain the primary source of gambling revenue in New Jersey. These accounted for $2.85bn of all revenue, a year-on-year rise of 2.2%.

Retail slots revenue was 3.3% higher at $2.11bn but table games revenue slipped 0.7% to $736.2m. Incidentally, table games was the only subsection of the market to report lower revenue in 2023.

New Jersey igaming revenue nears $2.00bn

As for igaming, revenue here reached $1.92bn – a new record and 15.7% higher than in 2022.

Online slots revenue jumped 15.9% to $1.89bn, while peer-to-peer poker increased 5.6% to $28.9m.

Golden Nugget took top spot in the igaming market with $524.8m in revenue for the year. R..

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Arkansas generates $3.8m in gambling revenue for December

Arkansas reported $3.8m ($3m/€3.5m) in gambling revenue for December, outperforming the state’s monthly forecast.

While Arkansas had estimated gaming to generate $3.7m in revenue for December, it surpassed that figure by an additional $100,000. The month’s above-expectation results take the state’s year-to-date gaming revenue up to $25.8m, 4.5% above the forecast of $24.7m.

In total, Arkansas’ gaming revenue for December was 7.5% higher than the same month last year. The year-to-date revenue is also an 11.2% increase on 2022’s numbers.

Arkansas: betting journey

SPORTS BETTING WAS LAUNCHED IN ARKANSAS IN JULY 2019

Sports betting launched in Arkansas in July 2019, following approval from the Arkansas Racing Commission. Arkansas became the ninth state to begin taking bets since the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was struck down.

Online sports betting was introduced in April 2022, when a collaboration between Gaming1 and Delaware North led to the launch of Be..

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MGA publishes performance report for H1 2023

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) released its Interim Performance Report for H1 2023 on Tuesday 19 December.

The report studies the MGA’s achievements over the first half of the year, as well as the performance of the Maltese gaming industry as a whole.

The MGA conducted 14 compliance audits over H1, as well as 85 desktop reviews. The regulator handed out nine administrative penalties, with a total financial penalty of €124,400 (£107,697/$136,345).

The MGA also carried out 11 Compliance Examinations on behalf of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU). During the same period, the FIAU imposed administrative penalties on three licensees based on violations discovered during examinations carried out in previous years. In total, these amounted to €599,420.

The MGA gave their assistance to 2,216 players who requested help, while 40 responsible gambling website checks were carried out. It issued 16 observation letters to highlight potential areas for improvement.

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Washington DC revenue down 38.6% in November

Washington DC’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) fell 38.6% in November, the DC Lottery announced on Monday.

Washington DC’s GGR decreased to $1.2m (£942,086/€1.1m) in November, falling well behind the $1.9m recorded in September and the $2m accumulated in October.

The reduced GGR was despite total handle increasing to $17.1m from $16.4m in October.

It was a great month for bettors, with average hold percentage standing at just 7.17%. As a result, tax revenue dropped to $122,801, the lowest since August.

Washington DC continues to stagnate

Washington’s November handle was down 20.1% year-on-year, receiving $21.4m in wagers in November 2022.

Washington dc’s revenue declined year-on-year in november

GGR decreased 53.8% from November 2022’s $2.6m. Washington’s November tax revenue of $122,801 fell well behind the $264,169 recorded in the same month last year.

This is following the trend, with Washington DC’s sports betting market also declining year-on-year in October.

Despite the dis..

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Massachusetts’ November revenue – are we seeing ESPN Bet’s first surge?

Massachusetts’ gaming revenue dropped during November despite seeing its monthly sports betting handle record smashed. More interesting, however, was Penn Interactive's surge in wagers.

Casino takings were pretty much flat compared to the previous month according to figures released by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. However, a good month for punters saw sports betting accrual win drop by $10m compared to October.

Total taxable gaming revenue of $143.0m for all casino and sports betting was down by 7.7% compared to the $155.8m generated in the previous month.

Total sports betting revenue hit by low hold rate

In reviewing aggregated sports betting performance, Massachusetts’ eight mobile and online sports wagering licensees and the three in-person licensees generated accrual win of $50.6m.

Some $654.4m was wagered by sports bettors during November, which was up almost 15% on the $571.8m spent in October. It was 12% greater than the previous best month for Massachusetts b..

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