Roulette Revenue In Nevada Grows 60 Percent In February, 13 Percent Over Past Year
Las Vegas Casinos Report Big Increases In Wagering Volume
Is roulette making a comeback?
Revenue from the casino game in Nevada was $38.6 million in February, up nearly 60 percent year-over-year, according to figures from state gaming regulators.
And that’s even with one less day because 2016 was a leap year.
Over the past 12 months ending Feb. 28, roulette revenue of $361.8 million was up 13 percent compared to the same period a year prior. The $361.8 million represented a hold percentage of 18 percent, which means $2 billion was wagered on the game over the past year.
According to a report from the Las Vegas Sun, which first reported on the roulette comeback, the state set a record $2.1 billion in roulette volume in 2012.
There are about 370 roulette tables in the state, spread between about 125 casinos.
The Sun report said that some Strip casinos have added roulette tables recently.
Roulette still pales in comparison to blackjack and baccarat ($106.4 million and $98.4 million in February, respectively), but growth for both those games hasn’t come anywhere near the resurgence in the win off of roulette.
How does roulette compare to poker? Revenue from poker cash games in February was $8.8 million. Over the past 12 months, the poker rooms raked $117.1 million.
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