Casino City Releases North American Gaming Almanac: Gaming Revenue Grows Slightly for the Second Consecutive Year

Newton, Massachusetts, Oct. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 2013-2014 edition of Casino City's North American Gaming Almanac and CD, released today by Casino City Press, reports that in 2011 gaming revenue in the US increased by 0.89 percent, for a total of $89.04 billion.

The Almanac contains nearly 750 pages on the North American gaming market, including market profiles for each state and Canadian province and nearly 1,000 revenue charts and tables. Property rankings are also included, with top properties listed by type of gaming activity and property, and number of gaming positions, machines, table games, and hotel rooms.

Each gaming market profile includes a legislative overview, 2011 gaming revenue figures by type (commercial gaming, Indian gaming lotteries, etc.), 2012 monthly total gaming revenue figures for several states, gaming property counts, machine and table game counts and distribution, gaming property profiles by type and by location, property owner profiles, and regulatory bodies.

"The North American Gaming Almanac is exceptionally helpful in obtaining a comprehensive view of the ever-changing gaming industry. The way the data is presented allows such versatility of use that financial analysts, gaming analysts, market research consultants, casino operators, industry suppliers, regulators, libraries, and universities have all found that the Almanac facilitates their endeavors," says Michael Corfman, Casino City CEO. "Uses range from developing benchmarks to analyzing competitors and industry trends."

Key findings in Casino City's North American Gaming Almanac:

In the United States:

  • Casino and card room gaming accounted for 42% of total US gaming revenue, tribal gaming for 30%, lotteries for 25%, and race and sports wagering for 3%.
  • In terms of total gaming revenue, the top two state performers, Nevada and California, were nearly neck-on-neck with totals of $9.9 billion and $9.89 billion respectively. New York, Pennsylvania and Florida rounded out the top five with totals of $5.32 billion, $4.38 billion, and $4.31 billion respectively.
  • The state of Alabama experienced the most gaming revenue growth, followed in order by Maryland, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Arizona.
  • New Jersey experienced a fairly significant decline of 6.9% in total gaming revenue.

Across the U.S. and Canada:

  • Tribal gaming in North America experienced the greatest growth with an increase of 3.66%, followed by lottery and casino and card room gaming with increases of 2.25% and 0.41%, respectively.
  • The only decline was seen in race and sports wagering, which decreased 8.4%.

The North American Gaming Almanac CD version includes profiles and statistics for more than 1,500 gaming properties plus 236 annual reports, useful analysis tools, an interactive gaming property map, and other features. A spreadsheet is also included on the CD containing historical gaming revenue data back to the year 2000 for each gaming jurisdiction and associated gaming activity.

Together with Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report by Dr. Alan Meister, the Almanac provides comprehensive coverage of gaming in the North American marketplace.

Details on both publications and on other Casino City Press titles are available at http://www.CasinoCityPress.com.

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