Q1 US Gambling Revenues Come in at $14.35 Billion

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Last week the American Gaming Association revealed that the group's Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker showed that gaming revenues in the United States hit $14.35 billion in the first quarter of 2021, up 29% from last year.

The AGA indicated that the revenues rose in 32 out of 34 commercial gambling jurisdictions when compared to last year, and that internet casino gambling and sportsbetting helped drive the numbers. Both activities set all-time quarterly revenue records, and with states continuing to legalize and regulate the activities, there's reason to believe the numbers will continue to grow.

The land casino is rebounding from the Covid-19 pandemic, which saw casinos closed or re-opened with stringent masking and social distancing rules. Now that many of those rules have been peeled back a bit, visitors are returning en-masse and revenues are climbing as a result.

The top ten gaming regions in terms of revenue during the quarter were: Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Chicagoland, Baltimore/Washington DC, Gulf Coast, New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit, St. Louis, and the Boulder Strip.

Regarding the results AGA CEO Bill Miller said, "Consumers continue to seek out gaming's entertainment options in record numbers. Q1's strong results build on the industry's record year in 2021 despite continued headwinds from supply chain constraints, labour shortages, and the impact of soaring inflation."

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.