It amounted to $13.6 billion, which is 26.3% higher than in the same period of 2019.
American casinos and bookmakers registered record-breaking revenue in the second quarter of 2021. The American Gaming Association announced this.
According to her, for three months, revenue from gambling and betting amounted to $13.6 billion, which is 26.3% higher than in the same period of 2019. “The results of the first half of the year are truly remarkable. This is even more impressive given the fact that revenue figures were at their lowest level a year ago,” the head of the association, Bill Miller, is quoted in a press release.
It is noted that in 19 of the 25 states where casinos are allowed, they exceeded financial indicators for the same period of 2019 for six months, despite the fact that restrictions on the number of visitors to gambling establishments were lifted only by the end of June this year.
According to the Associated Press, players are actively trying to make up for lost time due to restrictions in light of the coronavirus pandemic last year. In the first six months of this year, the revenue of American casinos and bookmakers reached $24.8 billion, while revenue of $30 billion was recorded for the whole of 2020. At the same time, according to the agency, it cannot yet be said that 2021 will be the most successful year in the gambling industry and will be able to break the record of $43.6 billion two years ago since the increase in the number of infected people due to the spread of the delta strain of coronavirus may force the authorities to re-impose restrictions, which will significantly reduce the number of visitors to gambling establishments.