Nevada casinos report best month since reopening

September's revenues were the highest since casinos reopened in June.
September's revenues were the highest since casinos reopened in June.

While revenues are up since August, the industry continues to struggle with reduced capacities and a decline in tourism and conventions.

US.- While Nevada has reported year-on-year revenue decreases for the seventh consecutive month, September’s revenues were the highest since casinos reopened in June.

According to a report released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Wednesday, casinos generated a total of $821.1m gambling revenue in the state in September.

Although the $821.1m figure represents a 22.4 per cent fall from September 2019, it beats August 2020’s total by $82m.

But the Las Vegas Strip continues to be hit hard by the pandemic, with casinos reporting $354.7m in revenue, down 39.1 per cent year-on-year and up by only $38m from August.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak allowed casinos to reopen on June 4 but the industry continues to struggle with reduced capacity policies and a decline in tourism and conventions.