US Commercial Gaming Revenue Shows YOY Increase

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on January 13, 2023
2022 gambling revenue in the US grew 2.4% from last year

US commercial gaming revenue grew for the 21st consecutive month, according to data from the American Gaming Association (AGA).

The AGA’s tracker features state-by-state and nationwide financial performance data, including breakdowns for individual gaming verticals. 

Latest US commercial gaming revenue data from the AGA

According to the report, US commercial gaming revenue grew by 2.4% year-over-year totaling $5.02 billion.

Through the first 11 months of 2022, total gross gaming revenue from casino games, sports betting and online gambling stood at $54.93 billion. That’s up 13.5% from the same period in 2021. 

Once again, slot machine revenue continues to outperform all other gaming verticals. For November, gross gaming revenue from slot machines totaled $2.76 billion, up 1.9% from November 2021.

Sports betting and online gambling also saw significant revenue increases compared to the same period last year. 

November 2022 GGR per gaming vertical:

  • Slot GGR – $2.76 billion (up 2.4%)
  • Table Game GGR – $771.9 million (down 7.2%)
  • Sports Betting GGR – $743.8 million (up 2.6%)
  • iGaming GGR – $458.4 million (up 33%)

The AGA also noted that 21 of the 33 jurisdictions where commercial gambling is legal reported year-over-year growth in November. However, in Nevada, the gambling capital of the US, gaming revenue dipped 7.6% from November 2021. 

Data also showed that three jurisdictions experienced a decline in gambling through the first 11 months of the year. 

  1. Washington, DC
  2. Mississippi
  3. South Dakota

The DC sports betting market fell 14.7%, gambling in Mississippi dropped 3.7%, while South Dakota’s gambling market declined by 1%. 

US sports betting continues an upward trend

Speaking of sports betting, the industry saw an increase of 27% in the US. As a result, the sector recorded $9.4 billion in sports betting handle in November, an industry record.

Overall, the industry posted $743.8 million in revenue for November and $6.56 billion for the year.

When looking at year-to-date change from Jan-Nov 2021, sports betting revenue took the most significant leap, followed closely by online gambling. 

YTD Gross Gaming Revenue Change Jan-Nov 2021:

  • Slot GGR – $31.40 billion (up 5.4%)
  • Table Game GGR – $9.07 billion (up 14%)
  • Sports Betting GGR – $6.56 billion (up 65.4%)
  • iGaming GGR – $4.54 billion (up 36.4%)
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Nick Garcia is a senior reporter for PlayUSA. Garcia provides analysis and in-depth coverage of the gambling industry with a key focus on online casinos, sports betting and financial markets. Garcia has been covering the US gambling market since 2017. He attended Texas Tech University as an undergrad and received a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

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