Sportsbooks in Nevada took in a record $571 million in bets in the month of september, in which $389 millions were wagered by the football fans.
On Tuesday, Data was released by Nevada Gaming Control Board show casinos won $56.3 million from the total wagered in sports, setting the highest sports pool win ever. Most of it, $44.3 million came from bets on football.
The Boards monthly revenue report showed that casinos across the state raked in $991.2 million last month. It is up by 1.3% over in september 2017.
“look, it was $991.2 million. We were away by $8.8 million to reach billions,” said Michael Lawton senior research analyst from the board. “If we would have held a little better in baccarat, we would have hit a $1 Billion. So it was a good month”.
Players last month gambled $717.8 million in the high stakes game of a baccarat. That was a decrease of $124.5 million over the year. The card game yielded casinos $70.4 million, down by $25.9 million compared with september 2017.
Las Vegas Strip Casinos saw their revenue decrease 3.7% to about $546 million last month, when visitation to the tourist destination also dropped.
The State benefitted with about $54.5 million in percentage fee based on the taxable generated in September.