Nevada Gaming Win In May Almost Non-Existent

Only Digital Wagering Was Accepted During The Month

Mitch Kelly
June 30, 2020 - 7:38 am
Guests gamble on the casino floor at the Riviera Hotel & Casino on April 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Even though everyone expected Nevada's gaming win to be next to nothing for May, it's still a shocker to see just how much the coronavirus pandemic has affected the overall take.

Nevada's gaming win last month was down more than 99% compared to May of 2019, as the full closure of casinos continued due to COVID for a second month.

The state's revenue for May 2020 was slightly more than $5.8 million, according to a report published Tuesday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

By comparison, nearly $982 million was collected in May 2019.

What did make some money for casinos last month? Only digital gaming, like wagering via mobile sportsbooks, was permitted. Wagers could be made on things like golf and NASCAR as well from online poker.

Casinos in Nevada were allowed to reopen on June 4th.