Nevada poker rooms generated $117 million in revenue in 2016

Nevada poker rooms generated $117 million in revenue in 2016

February 04, 2017 6:18 AM
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Nevada poker rooms generated $117 million in revenue in 2016. That’s only slightly less than it did in 2015 by about two-tenths of one percent.

Nevada is home to 73 card rooms, the majority in Las Vegas and Reno. The Strip accounts for a large portion of Nevada’s poker revenue totaling $78 million in 2016. Card rooms in Nevada rake in the most money during the summer months due to the World Series of Poker, reports the website, cardschat.com.

The website, which closely follows the game in addition to other gaming issues, notes that poker is still thriving worldwide, especially in Nevada, however, revenues generated in recent years do not rival poker’s boom era starting in the mid 2000’s. In 2007, the year Jamie Gold won the largest World Series Main Event ever, Nevada poker rooms raked in $168 million.