The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant negative impact on the casino gaming industry in the USA with a revenue drop of 31.3 percent from 2019 to $30.0 billion caused by casino closures and restrictions on amenities and capacity, according to the American Gaming Association’s State of the States report.

Casinos across the country lost 27% of their business days with year-on-year revenue declines. Despite the 31% decline in land-based gaming the first quarter reporting for 2021 shows gaming is regaining momentum, with revenue now matching pre-pandemic highs.

Within each state the size of the declines varied sharply and closely tracked with the length of mandated casino closures and the severity of COVID-19 restrictions once casinos were allowed to reopen.

Similar to Australia, they have seen some shifts in player demographics that will continue to be important throughout this year. Most of the gaming growth areas came from sports betting and igaming, both growing markets in US casinos, with a 69% and 199% year on year increase respectively.


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