The AGA’s commercial gaming revenue tracker showed that gaming revenue improved 23% from December after two months of losses, with sports betting gross gaming revenue (GGR) up 139% from the same period last year, to $330.3m.
The launches in Virginia and Michigan helped record a new national record for a single month of sports betting revenue, and led to at least $3.8bn being wagered with legal sportsbook across the country.
Online gaming revenue skyrocketed by 214% for January compared to 2020, up to $217.7m which was a new monthly record. However, slot GGR saw a 13% decrease down to $2.04bn and table game GGR down 34% to $487.1m.
Gaming revenue from casino slot and table games was 20% down from last year at $2.8bn with land-based venues still operating at reduced capacity with limited amenities available.
The figures also showed that sports betting and online gaming together generated more than 16% of all US commercial gaming revenue in January, which was a larger share than in any fully operational month, after accounting for less than 6% during the same period last year.