In their first month back after shutdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nevada casino revenue attained $566.8m, down 45.6% year-on-year, with sportsbooks in the state reporting their first monthly loss in nearly seven years.
Nevada operators were allowed to restart on June 4 after closing in mid-March because of the coronavirus outbreak. June’s results thus included the complete range of casino games for the first time since March. Earnings for June were also down 8.3% compared to March’s total.
Nevada’s $566.8m in revenue came on player stakes amounting $8.20bn, a 31.4% drop from June 2019. Of this earnings total, $394.1m came from slot machines, down 28.1% year-on-year, as punters staked $7.04bn, a 24.1% drop.