Tag: Land-based casino

Nevada gambling revenue level year-on-year at $1.21bn in August

Gambling revenue in Nevada remained level year-on-year in August at $1.21bn, although the US state reported a month-on-month decline.

Revenue was in line with the $1.21bn posted in August 2022. However, this was 14.3% lower than $1.40bn in July in Nevada this year.

Slots drew $829.2m of all revenue in August, down 2.1% on last year. Multi-denomination slot games generated $479.3m in revenue and penny slots $256.9m.

Elsewhere table, counter and card games revenue increased 5.2% to $380.1m. Baccarat led the way with revenue of $116.2m, some 21.0% ahead of $96.7m in August 2022.

Blackjack was the next highest source of revenue across table, counter and card games at $99.1m, down marginally from $100.0m in the previous year. Roulette revenue jumped 20.5% to $39.9m but craps revenue slipped 7.4% to $36.2m.

Nevada sports betting revenue up 12.4%

Turning to sports betting, revenue from sports pool wagering jumped 12.4% to $18.1m. All sports betting is reported as part of table, counter ..

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DraftKings claims NJ sports betting top spot in August

DraftKings and partner Resorts World led the New Jersey sports wagering market in August, knocking Meadowlands off top spot for the first time since January 2019.

The partnership heralded $56.9m (£45.9m/€53.3m) in August. This was ahead of Meadowlands and partners FanDuel, PointsBet and SuperBook on $25.7m. PointsBet will soon rebrand as Fanatics after the latter completed the acquisition of the PointsBet US business in eight states, including New Jersey.

Total sports betting revenue for the month amounted to $96.0m, representing a 47.1% rise on last year. This was also the sector with the highest percentage of growth in the state in August.

In addition, sports wagering handle in New Jersey hiked 32.7% year-on-year from $546.8m to $725.8m. Of this total, $697.1m was bet online and $28.8m at retail sportsbooks across New Jersey.

Sports betting drives overall market growth in New Jersey

Total gambling revenue in New Jersey hiked 12.9% year-on-year to $531.6m in August. The monthly t..

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Pennsylvania gambling revenue up 8.9% to $467m in July

Gambling revenue in Pennsylvania increased 8.9% year-on-year to $467.0m in July, driven by growth across the igaming and sports betting segments.

Monthly revenue in Pennsylvania was ahead of $429.1m in July 2022 and 6.0% higher than $440.5m in June this year.

Retail slots remained the primary source of revenue by some margin, generating a total of $214.7m during the month. This was 0.4% higher than in the previous month. In contrast, retail table games revenue slipped 3.8% to $83.4m.

Turning to igaming and revenue in this market increased by 34.8% year-on-year to $132.9m. This included $94.9m in online slots revenue, up 31.9%, and $35.4m in internet table games revenue, a rise of 48.0%.

Hollywood Casino at Penn National continued to lead this segment with $54.4m in igaming revenue. Valley Forge Casino Resort placed a distant second on $29.2m, then Rivers Casino Philadelphia with $26.8m.

Pennsylvania July sports betting revenue hits $32.1m

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New Jersey gambling revenue surpasses $500m in July

Gambling revenue in New Jersey exceeded $500.0m in July following year-on-year growth in almost all areas of the market.

Revenue for the month amounted to $506.2m. This was 5.3% up on last year and also 10.7% higher than New Jersey’s total in June of this year.

Land-based casino gambling drew $290.0m in revenue during the month, down 3.0% on July 2023. This was due to a 13.2% drop in table games revenue to $72.2m. In contrast, revenue from physical slot machines, the largest source of revenue in the state, edged up 0.9% to $217.8m.

Turning to online gambling and overall revenue in this segment was 13.5% higher year-on-year at $155.2m. Online slots revenue jumped 13.4% to $152.5m while peer-to-peer poker revenue was 18.5% higher at $2.7m.

Breaking down this market, Borgata moved into top spot with $43.0m. This was higher than Resorts Digital on $40.6m and Golden Nugget, which led the market in June, with $39.8m.

New Jersey sports betting revenue up over 35%

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Impairments push Rank Group to FY loss despite land-based recovery

Rank Group posted a 5.9% increase in revenue to £681.9m (€798.0m/$868.1m) in its 2022-23 financial year, although increased impairment costs led to a statutory net loss.

The operator reported year-on-year growth across all operating segments in the 12 months to 30 June. This included the Rank-owned Grosvenor, Mecca and Enracha land-based businesses, which endured a challenging few years during the pandemic.

There was also notable growth within Rank’s digital business, with revenue rising 10.4% to reach £202.9m.

However, higher impairment charges, together with increased operating costs, meant the business posted a net loss.

O’Reilly believes economic pressures are easing

Chief executive John O’Reilly acknowledged the higher costs during his evaluation of the FY performance. However, he said with certain costs now stabilising and inflation easing, this will allow for revenue and profit growth moving forward.

After Covid and economic headwinds, rank is positioned to drive profit ..

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Massachusetts sports betting handle dips below $300m in July

Player spending on sports betting in Massachusetts fell for the fourth consecutive month in July, while revenue was also down month-on-month.

Total handle for retail and online sports betting reached $294.9m. This was 11.3% less than $332.0m in June and the lowest monthly total since the launch of legal online betting in April.

It was also the first time that combined land-based and internet betting spend fell below $300.0m.

Online wagering accounted for $288.1m, down 10.9% month-on-month. Retail betting also fell 20.0% to $6.8m.

Handle dip leads to revenue decline

Taxable revenue from sports betting also declined in July. The combined total from retail and online wagering reached $29.4m, a drop of 8.7% from June’s $32.2m.

Of this total, $28.8m came from online betting, down 10.3%. The remaining $576,139 was generated by retail wagering, which was 274.3% higher than June.

Looking at individual operators, DraftKings remained the runaway online leader, posting $14.4m in revenue of..

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Online growth drives US gaming revenue to record $16.1bn

US commercial gambling revenue reached a Q2 record of $16.07bn, the 10th consecutive quarter of growth, according to the American Gaming Association (AGA).

This represented an 8.1% increase from the total US gaming revenue recorded in Q2 2022 and is the second-highest grossing quarter in industry history, with only Q1 this year reporting a higher figure.

Overall, the US gambling industry generated $32.71bn in commercial gaming revenue for the six-month period, up 11.9% from last year.

AGA estimated the results led to $7.28bn in gaming tax revenue for state and local governments, a 12.9% increase from 2022. The trade body highlighted the industry is on track to contribute the highest total in tax revenue it has done in its history.

“While commercial gaming is on track for an unprecedented third consecutive year of record revenue, the lasting impact we’re making on our communities through this record growth is even more impressive,” said AGA president and CEO Bill Miller.

Online gam..

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Wynn talks up “substantial” UAE growth potential as Q2 revenue rises

Wynn Resorts CEO Craig Billings said the operator is edging closer to securing a licence for its new integrated resort in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), while the business posted a 75.8% rise in Q2 revenue to $1.60bn (£1.26bn/€2.46bn).

The business first announced plans to open Wynn Al Marjan Island in early 2022. The Wynn Resorts facility will be located on the man-made Al Marjan Island in the Emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah and will cost approximately $3.90bn.

The venue is not due to open until early 2027 but Wynn is already busy making plans for the casino. Construction partners were appointed in March, initial designs were revealed shortly after and Thomas Schoen was recently named project president.

“We have everything we need to operate gaming in Al Marjan”

Wynn released renderings of its property in Ras al-Khaimah earlier this year

In addition, the operator is pushing to secure early approval ahead of the planned opening. Speaking on its earnings call, he said Wynn expects to re..

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BetMGM close to profitability as MGM hits record revenue in Q2

Land-based and online gaming operator MGM Resorts International reported all-time record revenue in Q2, as the company’s online business BetMGM announced its first EBITDA positive quarter.

MGM recorded $1.95bn in revenue in Q2, up 43.4% from the same quarter the previous year. The operator put the increase down primarily to the removal of Covid-19 related entry restrictions in Macau.

MGM CEO and president Bill Hornbuckle also chose to highlight the progress made by its online joint venture with Entain, BetMGM.

“BetMGM reported that it achieved its first positive EBITDA quarter and remains on track to achieve its next milestone of second half profitability,” he said.

However, despite this, the online gaming platform still recorded a $22.5m loss during the quarter. This represents a 68.4% fall in losses compared to the $71.2m reported in the same quarter the previous year.

MGM reports steady profits in Q2

On this total, the business announced it achieved an operating income of $37..

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Caesars Digital becomes EBITDA positive in Q2

Caesars Entertainment has posted the first quarter of positive adjusted EBITDA for its digital business since rebranding to Caesars Sportsbook in the summer of 2021.

The group launched its new-look sportsbook app in August 2021, following its acquisition of William Hill earlier in that year. Caesars acquired William Hill for £2.90bn (€3.37bn/$3.71bn) in April 2021 after a deal was agreed in September 2020.

In the months and years that followed, Caesars Sportsbook was rolled out across a total of 20 of states. However, despite this extended reach, EBITDA did not turn positive until the second quarter of this year.

EBITDA from Caesars Digital in Q2 reached $19.0m. In May this year, Caesars set a digital EBITDA target of $500.0m within the next two years.

Eric Hession, president of Caesars Sports and Online Gaming, welcomed the landmark. He highlighted the growth of both online sports betting and casino.

“Our performance this quarter continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of our ..

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Nevada gambling revenue dips in June

Gambling revenue in the state of Nevada declined both month-on-month and year-on-year in June, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Total revenue for June amounted to $1.25bn. This was 2.3% less than $1.28bn in June 2022 and also 3.1% lower than $1.29bn in May this year.

Slots were again the main source of revenue during the month. Revenue from slot machines reached $836.2m, down 0.3% year-on-year. Of this total, some $486.2m came from multi-denomination slots, while penny slots generated $255.2m.

Table, counter and card games revenue was also down, slipping 6.5% to $409.6m. Blackjack drew the most revenue at $104.0m, with baccarat second on $100.5m following a 29.8% year-on-year drop.

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Pennsylvania gambling revenue records tumble in 2022-23

Pennsylvania set a series of new gambling revenue records during the 2022-23 fiscal year, while the state also reported year-on-year growth in June.

Total gambling revenue in 2022-23 reached $5.51bn, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). This was an all-time high for the state, beating the previous record of $5.04bn set in 2021-22 by 10.0%.

Retail slots were the main source of revenue by some margin. The $2.45bn generated was 1.7% ahead of last year and the second-highest annual total in history, behind $2.48bn in 2011-12.

However, land-based table games revenue slipped 4.1% year-on-year to $974.0m.

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