CASINO WORLD NEWS Las Vegas – gamblers are back, but not enough 2 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 427 Casinos are getting more gamblers back a year after the coronavirus pandemic began, but house revenue for the Las Vegas Strip still lagged in February, state regulators said Thursday. Statewide casino win and revenue figures were nearly flat last month compared with January, according to a key Nevada Gaming Control Board report. The take for casinos was down nearly 26% compared to February of 2020. Las Vegas tourism officials tallied more than 1.5 million tourists in town in February, up almost 19% from January but still down almost 54% from the same month a year ago. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said occupancy in the region’s 145,300 rooms rose more than 10% from January, to 42% in February. But that was still less than half the nearly 87% hotel room occupancy rate a year ago. A first big convention since last March is scheduled in June, with the World of Concrete trade show expected to draw 60,000 construction industry attendees at the newly expanded Las Vegas Convention Center. Gaming Control Board analyst Michael Lawton noted that the “casino win” figure on the Las Vegas Strip, down 41.6% year-to-year, accounted for nearly 92% of the statewide decrease in casino winnings for February. Lawton called February a difficult month for comparisons, because 2020 was a leap year and there was one less weekend day this year. “I would expect March 2021 to be up significantly over last March,” – Lawton said, noting that winnings and state revenues dropped when casinos closed March 17, 2020 amid the drive to slow the spread of COVID-19. Thursday’s monthly report said casinos won $772.4 million in February, up slightly from almost $762 million in January. But the figure was down significantly from more than $1 billion in February 2020 — one of the best months ever for Nevada casino winnings. McCarran International Airport said Thursday that international passenger traffic was down almost 95% in February compared to the same month a year ago. The Las Vegas airport said it handled 1.6 million arriving and departing passengers, less than half the 3.8 million in February 2020. The state took in $43.8 million in revenues based on the February tax figures. That was down slightly from January, and down by about 36.5% from a year ago. The number of sports bets written in February set an an all-time record for the month, – Lawton said. Casino taxes are second only to sales taxes as a percentage of Nevada’s annual budget and casino winnings are a key indicator of state fiscal health. Nevada has no personal income tax. Source: yogonet.com About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Casinos, Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport Continue Reading Previous Ukraine’s SBU closes more than 30 illegal gambling operationsNext Pragmatic Play completes M88 live casino studio launch More Stories CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Biggest casino operator Tsogo Sun ups stake in hotel chain 3 days ago Szarlot ONLINE WORLD NEWS Meet Slotegrator at SiGMA Americas 2023 in Brazil 4 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS WORLD NEWS SPiCE Series – Bridging iGaming Across Asia 7 days ago Iwo Bulski CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Effective Tips in Playing Slot Machines 7 days ago Szarlot ONLINE WORLD NEWS ESG: what is it for the gambling industry? 1 week ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS WORLD NEWS The Transformative Role of CRM: Why Sales and Marketing Professionals Should Embrace Customer Relationship Management Tools 2 weeks ago Tools CASINO KENYA Benefits of online versus traditional land-based casinos 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING WORLD NEWS Slotegrator expands footprint in Europe and LatAm with Barbara Bang 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS WORLD NEWS The Globalization of Online Casinos and Gambling 2 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS WORLD NEWS Africa iGaming Industry – A Sure Bet On The Future With SBEA+ And SBWA+ 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski CASINO Fascinating casinos business 2 weeks ago Samuel ONLINE WORLD NEWS Slotegrator will showcase its solutions in five countries this month 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.