ynn Resorts also posted a revenue decline from one year to the next. The Wynn decline was 33 %, falling from us$ 51.2 million in the third quarter of 2008, to us$ 34.2 million in the same period of 2009. Wynn has been riding a wave of momentum recently thanks to a us$ 1.6 billion initial public offering in Asia.
Boyd Gaming had revenue decline by twenty-six percent in the third quarter. The us$ 6.3 million earned was less than the us$ 8.7 million that was earned in the third quarter last year. Boyd has had revenue declines in each of the last eight quarters.
The lodging aspect of the industry is where these major companies are feeling the worst effects. The big casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City have been unable to keep anywhere near maximum capacity in their hotels.
Atlantic City casino revenue has declined in double digits for much of the past year. Las Vegas revenue is also down. Competition is growing across the US, further hurting the two major gambling destinations.
Many states have started to expand their casino gambling laws in order to help bridge budget gaps. In the Northeast, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New York have all expanded their casino gambling options. Massachusetts is considering doing so as well.