The American Gaming Association announced this week that commercial gaming revenues in the United States hit $14.81 billion during the second quarter of this year.
The number is up 8.8% from last year and beat the previous record by 3.3%, which was set in the fourth quarter of last year. 22 of 31 gaming jurisdictions within the country saw revenue increases, with 9 locations setting revenue records during the quarter.
Slot machine revenues hit $8.7 billion, a new record. The number is also up 0.2% from the same period last year. Table game GGR jumped 18.2% to $2.54 billion. Sportsbetting GGR was also up 58.7% to $1.42 billion, largely due to the fact that there have been numerous states to legalize the activity over the past year.
Regarding the results AGA CEO Bill Miller said, "Q2's results mark a 16-month period of gains for commercial gaming. With increasingly difficult year-over-year comparisons, our strength through the first half of 2022 reflects sustained consumer demand for legal options as well as gaming's record popularity.
"While on pace to set an annual revenue record, we are cognizant of the continued impacts of inflation and labor challenges as well as marketplace concerns of potential recession.
"Our members have proven their agility and resilience over the last two years and are well-positioned to face these potential headwinds heading into the second half."