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April 12, 2021

According to the Gaming Control Board’s Nevada Gaming Abstract — 2020

Las Vegas Strip accounts for nearly all Nevada casino profit between July 2019 and June 2020

Las Vegas Strip accounts for nearly all Nevada casino profit between July 2019 and June 2020
The strength of the Strip and other Las Vegas casinos overshadowed losses in South Lake Tahoe ($65.8 million) and Laughlin ($13 million), bringing state profits to a 40.7% increase over the previous year.
United States | 01/25/2021

Casinos in the state made $2.89 billion in the fiscal year that started in July 2019 and ended June 30, 2020, and the Las Vegas Strip accounted for nearly all the profit, pulling in $2.74 billion. Moreover, the Strip reported net income 162.1% higher than the previous year — even as total revenue dipped by more than 26%.

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ccording to the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s Nevada Gaming Abstract — 2020, casinos he Las Vegas Strip pulled the state to high profits in the fiscal year that began in July 2019 and ended June 30, 2020, about three and a half months after resorts closed down in the coronavirus pandemic.

The state's casinos made $2.89 billion during that period, and the Las Vegas Strip accounted for nearly all the profit, pulling in $2.74 billion, 8 News Now Las Vegas reports.

When casinos slashed jobs and closed their doors in mid-March, they preserved their bottom line as the fiscal year neared its end. And corporate earning reports since then have shown that deep cuts in jobs and expenses have kept casinos profitable after they began reopening in June.

The year-to-year comparisons are astonishing, with the Las Vegas Strip reporting net income 162.1% higher than the previous year — even as total revenue dipped by more than 26%.

Net income statewide was $2.89 billion from total revenues of $18.34 billion, compared to the previous year’s $2.05 billion on total revenues of $24.54 billion.

But even with lower revenues, Las Vegas Strip casinos found a way to produce more profits.

Gaming revenue accounted for more than a third — 36.8% — of total revenue. Casinos included in the abstract paid $693,999,763 in gaming taxes and fees, equating to 10.3% of their gaming revenue.

The strength of the Strip and other Las Vegas casinos overshadowed losses in South Lake Tahoe ($65.8 million) and Laughlin ($13 million), bringing state profits to a 40.7% increase over the previous year.

The yearly abstract summarizes the profits of 267 Nevada casinos that grossed $1 million or more in gaming revenue, and 157 of those casinos are in Clark County.

The Gaming Control Board said 61 casinos owned by public companies accounted for 71% of the total gaming revenue generated statewide during the fiscal year. The 61 casinos were properties owned by Boyd Gaming, Caesars Entertainment, Eldorado Resorts, Golden Entertainment, Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts International, Monarch Casino & Resort, Penn National Gaming, Red Rock Resorts, William Hill and Wynn Resorts.

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