In an effort to provide value to its members as they endeavor to get back on track following the coronavirus pandemic and the American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced the launch of its new Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker service.
The organization used an official Thursday press release (pdf) to detail that the fresh facility utilizes monthly reports so as to supply the sector with state-by state and cumulative overviews regarding the performance of the United States’ commercial gaming industry. The AGA explained that the innovative resource is part of a campaign to improve its in-house data collection capabilities and also comes complete with break downs of specific verticals such as land-based slot and table games as well as iGaming and retail and online sportsbetting.
Bill Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer for the AGA, used the press release to declare that the pioneering service is being made available via his organization’s website at AmericanGaming.org and is to have its figures updated monthly followed by more comprehensive quarterly analyses of ‘operations and trends.’
Read a statement from Miller…
“As our industry re-opens its doors and welcomes patrons and colleagues back, the AGA will provide monthly commercial gaming revenue updates on our website and make our complete data set available to members upon request.”
The inaugural Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker report shows that the United States recorded second-quarter aggregated gross gaming revenues of $2.3 billion to take the year-to-date figure to a rather disappointing $11.7 billion. Although this initial figure represents a 78.8% decrease when compared to the same three-month period in 2019, Miller proclaimed that he remains ‘optimistic for our industry’s re-opening and recovery’ in the face of ongoing coronavirus-related closures.
Miller’s statement read…
“The 850 commercial and tribal casinos open have demonstrated how our culture of compliance, commitment to communities and strong health and safety measures make us well-positioned to adapt to today’s reality. I am also encouraged by continued reports of consumer demand and sportsbetting’s resurgence with the recent return of the MLB, NBA, and NHL. The AGA is steadfast in our commitment to guiding gaming through these turbulent times.”