Nevada casinos near all-time gaming revenue mark after strong November
Nevada casinos have recorded their third-highest gaming revenue year. November's gaming revenues were 41 percent higher than in 2019. Las Vegas Strip casinos collected more than $755 million in gaming Revenue during November. American Gaming Association says commercial casinos nationwide had all but equaled through October their 2019 full-year record of $43.65 billion in gambling revenues. The numbers have defied the forecasts of analysts and gaming industry observers. They predicted the state would have a slow recovery following months of pandemic-related shutdowns and operating restrictions.
Nevada sportsbooks reported revenues of $72 million in November. Sportsbooks collected more than $1 billion in wagers for the second-straight month. Mobile sports wagering accounted for $776.6 million of all sports bets made during November, which is the highest since the control board began tracking the wager in January 2020.
Harry Reid International Airport saw nearly 4 million passengers in November. It was the facility's largest month for international airline volume since the pandemic began 21 months ago. The airport was renamed for Reid on Dec. 14. He died Tuesday at age 82 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Omicron variant could disrupt airline traffic. For the first 11 months of 2021, the hub saw more than 35.8 million people.