Revenues of Nevada’s casinos spiked in November

Last year, more than 42m people visited Las Vegas.
Last year, more than 42m people visited Las Vegas.

The numbers registered in the year on year analysis set a new tourism record.

US.-  According to the latest figures for November 2015 released by The Nevada Gaming Control Board the state’s casino gaming revenue came to US$944.3m, the win was up 7.8 percent year-on-year. The figures on the Las Vegas Strip, were less impressive but still made headlines, with a 5.4 percent rise to US$535.6m.

The regulator explained that thanks to slot machines, the calendar and a record month for sports betting, Nevada casinos kept US$944.3 million of gamblers’ wagers in November. The slot action generated rewards that rose a 13.3 percent improvement on the same period in 2014, a total of US$596.4 million. Furthermore, sports betting achieved new heights with US$557 million wagered, and

On the other hand, in November VIP baccarat generated US$109.9m,  year-on-year fall of 14.3 percent, but there was an improvement on the previous month. And poker generated US$9 million, also with a 3.9 percent decline compared to the same period last year.

Also, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority revealed that even without the expected contribution from New Year’s Eve visitors, the city  had already set a new record for number of tourists in 2015, welcoming 42 million people, almost one million more than last year. 2015’s official figures will be released in January.