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Casino Industry Report Charts Sharp Drop In 2020 Revenues

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A national casino industry group says the pandemic cut gambling revenue in the U.S. by 31% in 2020, compared with the year before.

The American Gaming Association's annual Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker, released Wednesday, put the revenue total at $30 billion for 2020 — the lowest since 2003.

Association President and CEO Bill Miller noted that hospitality and travel have been among business sectors hardest hit by the pandemic.

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