In the United States and the American Gaming Association trade group has announced that the nation’s aggregate commercial gross gaming revenues for April increased by 3,129% year-on-year to $4.39 billion as the industry continued to recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
The advocacy organization used an official Friday press release to detail that the result for the country’s non-tribal casino sector represented a boost of 25.1% when compared with the same three-month period in 2019 to come in as its second highest ever month behind only the $4.79 billion chalked up for March.
The American Gaming Association explained that commercial venues across the country recorded aggregated April slot gross gaming revenues of $2.88 billion, which equated to a swell of 18% when set alongside 2019’s tally, and an improvement of 2,752% year-on-year in combined land-based sportsbetting receipts to roughly $240.29 million.
The District of Columbia-based lobby group also divulged that April iGaming receipts across the United States advanced by 142.1% year-on-year and 714% when compared to the same month in 2019 to hit almost $300 million. However, the organization disclosed that this came alongside a comparable two-year decline of 4.4% in collective takings from gaming tables to slightly beyond $622.69 million.
For the year to date and the American Gaming Association stated that commercial casinos in the United States have recorded aggregated gross gaming revenues of $15.52 billion, which equates to a surge of 61.8% year-on-year. It pronounced that this improvement was due to an analogous 56.8% growth in combined slot takings to $9.75 billion as well as a 348.2% rise in sportsbetting receipts to $1.19 billion while iGaming and gaming tables results improved by 205.2% and 20.5% respectively to top $1.08 billion and $2.29 billion.
The American Gaming Association proclaimed that April’s growth had been due to ‘fewer operating restrictions’ as eight of the nation’s 25 states featuring casinos began allowing such venues to return to running at full capacities. Nevertheless, it furthermore declared that some 80% of the country’s 463 commercial properties including those in the state of New York remained under some form of maximum volume limitation.
With regards to the best performing states in April and the American Gaming Association revealed that Nevada topped the list with aggregated commercial gross gaming revenues of nearly $1.04 billion, which represented an 11% rise when compared with the same month on 2019. It stated that Pennsylvania occupied second place with combined receipts of $407.9 million while New Jersey with nearly $352.21 million and New York at approximately $236.39 million had held third and fourth spots respectively.