The timing of Tuesday’s release of Nevada gaming win wasn’t intended as a warning. Yet, it could be. The state Gaming Control Board on Tuesday reported May casino win of $5.8 million, down 99.4 percent from May 2019. Casinos were closed in May, meaning that any revenue generated came from sportsbook apps that continued to operate.
In five state markets, including Laughlin, casinos took in less than they paid out. Some of the payouts resulted from sports bets placed months ago that casinos are only now reconciling. For that reason, Clark County gaming win was higher than the state total overall, $5.9 million, down 99.3 percent from the previous year.
In five state markets, including Laughlin, gambling clubs took in under they paid out. A portion of the payouts came from the sports betting set months prior that gambling clubs are just currently accommodating. Thus, Clark County gaming win was higher than the state all out, by and large, $5.9 million, down 99.3 percent from the earlier year.
“The vast majority of the win amount was derived from mobile sports wagering and interactive poker,” said Michael Lawton, senior research analyst for the Control Board.
“For the calendar year, the state is down 45.2 percent and the Strip is down 44.8 percent. As far as May’s gaming win compared to April, it is my understanding that due to the addition of events to this month’s sports betting options (NASCAR and UFC) the month of May was a bit stronger.”
Analysts have supposed that the May numbers would be far from the desired ones since it was the second entire month of the state’s 78-day gambling club terminations that started on May 18. They revived June 4, so June figures ought to be somewhat way better. Be that as it may, the May numbers additionally give a token of the arrival to money related strife if Gov. Steve Sisolak orders properties re-shut, an order he is not keen on issuing at all.
May Month = Nay Month
As terrible as the May numbers were, they weren’t as bad as April’s. In April, state casinos won $3.6 million, down 99.6 percent, the lowest win total since records began being kept in 1983.
The two months of closures, the 14 days in May, and the three days in June have made a mess of the 2019-20 fiscal year. Statewide, gaming win is down 19.4 percent to $8.761 billion. Strip win is off 19.5 percent to $4.771 billion and downtown Las Vegas is down 17.2 percent to $508 million.
For the 11 months of tax collections based on a percentage of win through Monday, the state has received $598.2 million, down 15.6 percent from the previous year. Visitation numbers also unraveled in May, with most categories down by close to 100 percent.
Shows, the foundation of the midweek visit, had no participants for the month as the LVCVA anticipates chances to continue gatherings and shows when state health care authorities regard them safe. While Strip and downtown resort venues were shut at that point, there was still some occupancy with a little gathering of non-gaming lodging properties open for visitors.
Citywide occupancy fell 88 percentage points to 2.8 percent for the month and the average daily room rate was off 56.8 percent to $60.70 a night.
Average daily traffic counts on the major highways leading into Las Vegas were at 30.3 percent of normal at 86,884 vehicles. The Nevada Department of Transportation, which monitors highway traffic, notes that not all traffic on Interstate 15 and U.S. Highway 95 into Las Vegas are tourists and that residents are included in their statistics.