This story was published more than 1 year ago.
The state of Nevada's betting industry hauled in $1.04 billion in February, up 3.1% from the year prior, marking the last full month that the Silver State's casinos were open before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Player bets for the month totaled $12.61 billion, with sportsbetting wagers up 7.2% to $491.8 million. Revenues for sportsbetting were up 6.3% to $38.1 million. Mobile sportsbetting wagers were down 11% to $218.7 million, with revenues down 12.3% to $9.9 million.
Numbers will no doubt tank for March, as the state's casinos were ordered to close to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. This has led thousands of workers throughout the state to suddenly become unemployed, and the financial burdens on everyone will likely take years to overcome.
There's no word on when the casinos may re-open, but we'll be sure to keep readers posted as we learn more.