The American Gaming Association released an annual report on the commercial casino industry State of the States: The AGA Survey of the Commercial Casino Industry.
The annual report gives an analysis of the commercial casino industry and the economic influence it has in the 24 U.S. states with commercial gaming operations.
According to the report, gross gaming revenue in the United States increased 3.4% to $40.28B last year.
The state with the largest growth in revenue in 2017 was Maryland (+34.2% Y/Y) followed by New York (+16%), Oklahoma (+10%), Kansas (+7%) and Massachusetts (+6.3%). In Nevada commercial casino revenue also rose 2.8%.
The most significant drop in revenue in 2017 reported in West Virginia (–4.6%) due to competition from neighboring states.
According to AGA report: "Commercial casino operators were not the only beneficiaries of industry growth. America’s 460 commercial casino locations generated some $9.23 billion in direct gaming tax revenue in 2017. The $9.23 billion tax revenue figure represents an increase of 3.1 percent over 2016. It does not represent tax revenue generated by activities other than direct gaming, including income, payroll, sales or various other corporate taxes”.