PlayUSA Rewind: Global Gaming Expo Back in Las Vegas
The past year was difficult for almost all spheres of activity. Buyers and sellers wore masks. Special restrictions have been created. However, the Global Gaming Expo at the Sand Expo Center marked another step towards normalizing life this week.
The initiators of the event did not record a decrease in the participation of gambling providers. The head of the American Gaming Association, Bill Miller, said that all market participants must be a single machine to achieve their goals and objectives. However, in his speech, the president of the association recalled that the situation with travel from Europe influenced the attendance. Due to the limitation of the pandemic, many were unable to reach the region. As a result, the industry has sagged a lot.
Miller noted that there are positive dynamics as well, the process is improving, new opportunities are emerging for the development of their business.
Governor of Nevada Steve Sisolak, on the opening day of the showroom, recalled last year when he had to close these institutions due to the coronavirus.
According to the governor, one cannot forget the day when the restrictions came into force. Then the official stood in the Grant Sawyer building, looking at the center of the metropolis. He had to stop the trend of development of the region, many then were left without work. This negatively affected the entire state.
Steve Sisolak also praised the state’s actions and hopes for a speedy recovery.
Nevada Record Holder for Gambling Income
Before reading his keynote address, Sisolak studied the gaming performance of Nevada casinos.
If you rely on the figures of the Nevada Gambling Control Board, the income from gambling in the last month of the summer exceeded $ billion. This applies to all six months. At the same time, revenue has increased by almost 57 percent since August last year. This is because casinos in Nevada were within the limits of social distancing restrictions. Customers are starting to return, the data shows, although the rate fell 15 percent after a record July. It is worth noting that in the middle of summer, this state’s revenue reached $ 1.23 billion, a record figure.
In August of this year, video slots contributed to the development. The figure was $ 825.1 million, which is almost 60 percent more than a year ago.
Sports and Money Betting
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Recall that Shaquille O’Neal is currently filming a variety of advertisements, from pizza to car insurance. In doing so, he became a real hero of the DraftKings advertising campaign on TNT NBA.