Nevada’s casinos revenue up in August

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Nevada’s casinos overall showed improvement in August with percentage declines not as great as previous months, while the Las Vegas Strip remained flat in that regard compared to July, according to numbers released today.

The Boulder Strip and local Las Vegas casinos fared the best in the region.

Nevada casinos won $743 million in August, a decline of 22% over August 2019 but an improvement percentage wise from June and July, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Gaming Control Board.

Nevada’s casinos won $756.7 million in July, a 26.1% decrease from the $1.02 billion won in July 2019.

That was a gain over June when the casino reopened June 4th. Nevada’s casinos won $566.8 million in June, a 45.5% decrease over June 2019.

The August casino win fell 25% in Clark County in August, an improvement from the 28.8% in July. Clark County won $593.9 million in August, down from $792.6 in August 2019. Clark County casinos won $612.8 million in July, which is traditionally a better month than August.

The Las Vegas Strip continued to take a hit by falling 39.1%, the same percentage decline as July.

Downtown was down 21.5%. It fell 20.6% in July.

The balance of Clark County, which includes many local casinos increased 1.6% from $102.9 million in August 2019 to $104.6 million in August 2020.

The Boulder Strip rose 29.6% in August.

Statewide table and counter game revenue fell 35.8% in August. Slot revenue fell 14.8%.

Racebook win was $2.7 million but fell 13% over August 2019. Sportsbook win was $14.5 million, a decline of 10.7% over August 2019 when there were preseason NFL games.

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Buck Wargo is a former journalist with the Los Angeles Times and has been based in Las Vegas as a business, real estate and gaming reporter since 2005.

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