As the country and the gaming industry bounce back from the pandemic, American gambling revenue for April nearly set a record. In fact, gambling revenue for the month of April was the second highest it’s ever been.
Commercial gaming in the U.S. across casino games, sports betting, and online gambling totaled nearly $4.4 billion, just shy of the all-time record of $4.8 billion. The numbers are even more impressive when you consider that about 80% of casinos in the country are still under COVID restrictions.
According to our friends at the American Gaming Association, profits from slot machines did hit record levels while bets on sporting events fell. American gambling revenue from online bets was $300 million.