Las Vegas Sands Posts $2 Billion Loss in 2020

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Casino giant Las Vegas Sands has posted a $2 billion loss for the 2020 fiscal year as overall revenues for the company fell by 73.7% for the year.

Casino revenues were down 65.9% to $2.27 billion, while room revenues were down 72.5% to $498 billion. Beverage revenues dropped 68.7% to $283 million, and mall revenue was down 46.8% to $381 million. Convention, retail, and other revenue was also down 66.7% to $182 million.

Macau revenues were down 80.7% to $1.71 billion, leaving the company's overall revenues at $3.61 billion or down 73.7%. Coupled with expenses that largely stayed in pace, Las Vegas Sands posted a loss of $2 billion for the year.

Things may be looking up a bit for the company though, as former CEO Sheldon Adelson died earlier this month. Adelson was a staunch anti-online gambling activist and after his death, the company announced that they were looking to enter the online space. This could generate some positive revenues for the company, although they'll first have to partner with an online group or build their own platform.

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29 January 2021 - 1:21pm

The numbers there sounds staggering and I guess it's valid for the whole industry over the world so I presume more and more casino companies will restructure their business towards the online gambling...seems inevitable survive in such situation.

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6 February 2021 - 9:44pm

That is a huge loss indeed but it does make sense in times like these. As sharpe said these are common news for casinos, especially land based ones.