Nevada gaming revenue rose 1.6% year-over-year to $1.27 billion in September, despite a decline in slot machine revenue.
Slot machines were once again the top source of revenue in Nevada, generating $814.6 million in September. However, that was 5.1% less than in the same month last year.
Multi-denomination slots were the game of choice for consumers, bringing in $473.9 million in revenue, up 5.7%. Penny slots collected $249.0 million, down 16.8% from 2022.
Nevada baccarat revenue skyrockets 85.8%
Meanwhile, table, counter and card gaming revenue rose 16.6% to $456.0 million. Baccarat proved to be the most popular among players, generating $148.8 million in revenue, an 85.8% increase over the previous year.
Among other games, blackjack revenue increased 12.9% to $97.7 million and craps revenue increased 12.2% to $36.5 million. However, roulette revenue fell 8.9% to $36.9 million.
There was also a 13.2% decline in Pai Gow poker revenue to $11.0 million, although three-card poker rose 0.4% to $10.7 million.
Sports betting revenue fell 11.8% in September
Sports betting revenue fell 11.8% to $62.3 million in September. The start of the new NFL season meant that football was the top sport to bet on, with sales of $38.7 million.
Revenue from baseball betting was $16.1 million, although basketball betting caused a loss of $328,000 and hockey betting lost $439,000. Parlay cards generated $911,000 in revenue, while other sports generated $7.2 million.
It also noted that mobile betting accounted for $29.0 million of all sports betting revenue.
Sales on the Las Vegas Strip exceed $740 million
Focusing on Las Vegas Strip activity, total revenue in the region was $741.2 million. That was 6.9% more than in September last year.
Slot machine revenue on the Strip fell 6.4% to $383.1 million. However, table, counter and card gaming revenue rose 26.3% to $358.1 million, helped by an 87.8% increase in baccarat revenue.
Strip sports pool revenue fell 3.9% to $31.2 million, with $12.7 million coming from mobile betting.