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gaming revenue
breaks record
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nationwide commercial gaming revenue reached a new quarterly record of $13.89 billion in Q3 2021, according the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker. The new high marks the second consecutive quarter of record U.S. commercial gaming performance.
With $38.67 billion in revenue through the first nine months of the year, the industry has already passed revenue generated for the full year 2020 and is on pace to smash its annual record of $43.65 billion, set in 2019.
“Two straight quarters of record gaming revenue is an incredible accomplishment in any context, let alone after the most challenging year in industry history,” said AGA President and CEO Bill Miller. “Our recovery is not a flash in the pan, but rather a sustained result of our leadership in responsible reopening, world-class entertainment offerings and widespread favorability.”
Traditional gaming continues to drive the industry’s performance, with combined slot and table game setting a new quarterly revenue record of $12.05 billion. After lagging in previous quarters, table game revenue beat its quarterly revenue record by more than 10 percent in Q3 2021.
Ten out of 25 states with commercial casinos saw quarterly revenue records, including the four highest-grossing commercial gaming states in 2019: Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
“With brick-and-mortar gaming setting records and domestic and international tourism recovering, the industry is in a strong position for a full recovery,” continued Miller. “I’m confident that the return of meetings, conventions and international travel will further accelerate gaming’s recovery in 2022.”
                   COVER STORY
8 Casinos In Pink Mississippi casinos raise awareness and money during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
5 Vaccinations Are The Goal Casinos encourage — and reward — employees for getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
6 Guest Editorial
Jay McDaniel takes over helm at MGC.
4 From the MGHA Record-setting numbers this year.
7 5 Minutes With... Colin Skidmore, Trop Casino Greenville.
12 Moving Ahead
New hires and promotions across the state.
On the Cover
(Clockwise from top left) Recognizing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month were employees from Bally’s Vicksburg, Ameristar Casino Hotel, Hard Rock Biloxi, Trop Greenville, Golden Nugget Biloxi, The View Casino Resorts, Silver Slipper Casino Hotel, and Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, The pink ribbon topiary (center) is from Beau Rivage.
15 Getting Recognition Industry women get accolades.
16 Celebrations Abound Casino workers enjoy outdoor activities.
FALL 2021
  17 People In The News Excellence awards, quarterly honors and the best for the year.
21 Contributions & Donations Casinos pitch in for hurricane help and more.

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