Nevada On Six-Month Hot Streak With $1Billion-plus In Gambling Revenue
by Will Yakowicz
Las Vegas’ luck has not run out yet.
Nevada collected $625.7 million in gambling revenue from casinos on the Las Vegas Strip in August, which is up 20% from pre-pandemic levels in August 2019, according to numbers released Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Sin City’s revenue increase over the same month in 2019 is another sign that Vegas is continuing its recovery from the Covid-19 recession.
“I think we are still in a trajectory of growth,” says Michael Lawton, a senior research analyst for the Nevada Gaming Control Board. “I’m not going to guarantee a $1 billion again, but the blueprint is there to continue.”
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