U.S. Commercial Games Sales Reach Another Record in 2023

According to the American Gaming Association’s Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker, U.S. commercial gaming revenue hit $66.5 billion annually in 2023. That’s in excess of the previous high of $60.5 billion in 2022, marking the third consecutive year of record revenue for the industry. The fourth quarter of 2023 saw its highest quarterly revenue ever of $17.4 billion, and December saw $6.2 billion in revenue pegged, making it the highest revenue month in the industry’s history. 파칭코

“From the traditional casino experience to online options, American adults’ demand for gaming is at an all-time high,” said AGA President and CEO Bill Miller. “Maintaining our momentum will require a consolidated effort by the industry on combating harmful illegal operators and increasing responsible gambling efforts, both of which AGA is committed to leading through 2024.” The commercial gaming industry continues to evolve, with online gaming accounting for nearly a quarter (24.7%) of the nation’s commercial gaming revenue in 2023. Looking at each segment:

  • Traditional Gaming: Offline Casino Slots and Table Gaming generated a record $49.4 billion in revenue in 2023, up 3.3% from 2022. At the state level, 19 of the 27 traditional gaming markets saw record annual revenue.
  • Sports Betting: In 2023, Sports Bet hit new records, up 27.8% and 44.5% in handle ($119.8B) and sportsbook revenue ($10.9B), respectively. This growth was driven by continued maturation in most existing markets, and in particular in several new markets in Massachusetts and Ohio.
  • iGaming: Online casino revenue rose 22.9% year over year to $6.2 billion in 2023, with six states with full-fledged legal iGaming.

Twelve of the top 20 commercial casino gaming markets recorded year-over-year revenue growth in 2023, with top-market Las Vegas Strip the strongest year-over-year gain. New Jersey retained its position as the second highest-selling market, while Chicago Land (No. 3) had Baltimore-Washington, D.C., market (No. 4) and Mississippi Gulf Coast (No. 5).

The commercial gaming industry has also contributed more to the finances of state and local governments than ever before in 2023. For the full year, commercial gaming operators paid about $14.4 billion in direct game taxes, up 9.7% year over year. The industry also contributes billions more to the state each year in the form of income, sales, salaries, and various other corporate taxes.

“The success of gaming leads directly to the success of the states, cities, and towns we operate in,” Miller continued. “We are proud to be in the 47 U.S. jurisdictions that serve as economic drivers, create jobs and provide funding that enable critical public education programs, infrastructure projects, problem gambling resources, and more.

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