The 440 licensed gaming venues in Nevada reportedly saw their aggregated win for January increase by 5.5% year-on-year to $1.038 billion thanks in large part to associated increases in drop for blackjack, mini-baccarat, craps and roulette.

According to a Friday report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper citing official information from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, January marked the eighth time in the past year that aggregated monthly gaming win in ‘The Silver State’ had surpassed the $1 billion threshold with the annual figure halfway through the current fiscal year up by a comparable 2.57% to $7.091 billion.

Widespread improvement:

The newspaper reported that aggregated gaming win in January for the 215 licensed premises in Clark County rose by 5.07% year-on-year to $904.553 million while the 20 venues in downtown Las Vegas recorded an impressive 13.47% spike to $59.116 million. In terms of the 51 licensees on the Las Vegas Strip and the official data purportedly showed a 7.49% boost to $572.125 million as statewide sportsbetting win swelled by 36% to $20.1 million off of drop that was 1.1% higher at $502 million.

Drop escalation:

The Las Vegas Journal-Review also reported that the amount of money wagered in January on blackjack, craps, roulette and mini-baccarat had risen as every one of these games except craps experienced associated improvements in monthly win. For baccarat and the official data purportedly showed a 17% upswing in win alongside a 67.3% growth in volumes with Michael Lawton from the Nevada Gaming Control Board detailing a 2.2% climb in statewide slot win to $672.5 million.

Lawton reportedly told the newspaper…

“The baccarat win and volume amounts are impressive compared to last January. However, it should be noted that the Chinese New Year holiday events were held during the week of January 25 this year compared to February 5 last year.”

Mobile monitoring:

Furthermore, January marked the first time that the Nevada Gaming Control Board had begun to track sportsbetting activities specifically involving mobile devices. Lawton explained that the authority has now additionally begun accounting for wagers involving ice hockey the same way it breaks out bets for baseball, basketball and American football.

Reportedly read a statement from Lawton…

“January sports wagers made with mobile apps won $11.2 million on $245.8 million in wagers, holding 4.57%. This write amount accounted for 49% of total wagers.”

Tourist appeal:

In associated news and the newspaper reported that southern Nevada had experienced a swell of 3.9% year-on-year in January visitor numbers to 3.545 million as convention attendance climbed 4.9% to 717,100.

Citing data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the newspaper moreover reported that total hotel occupancy over the course of the 31-day month had grown by 1.9% year-on-year to stand at 85.9% although the average per-day room cost fell by 2% to stand at approximately $153.40.