March was casinos' best month for revenue, new numbers show

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Posted at 1:20 PM, May 11, 2022

Inflation may be soaring, supply chains are snarled and the coronavirus just won’t go away.

But America’s casinos are humming right along, recording the best month in their history in March.

The American Gaming Association, the gambling industry’s national trade group, reported Wednesday that the country's commercial casinos won more than $5.3 billion from gamblers in March.

That's their best single-month total ever.

The previous record month was July 2021 at $4.92 billion.

Three states, including Arkansas, Florida and New York, set quarterly revenue records.

New York reported the most -- $996.6 million – in its first quarter.

According to the new report, the Las Vegas Strip is the largest casino market in terms of revenue for 2021.

It reported $7.05 billion in revenue last year, followed by Atlantic City, which reported $2.57 billion.

The numbers don't include tribal casinos, which report their income separately.

They're expected to report similarly positive results later this year.