How Much Does a Casino Make a Day?

What is the Average Daily Income of a Casino?

Let’s begin with the most obvious problem in answering this question. The word “casino”, which refers to a wide variety of properties throughout the country, is the biggest problem. Some properties are small, while others are large.

What do you think of a casino?

Is it legal to have a liquor store that has a dozen slots machines?

If so, what is the cutoff?

Choctaw Casino is a chain of casinos that also owns gas stations that have slot machines. They’re only one example.

The amount a casino makes is also subject to variation. A casino in Vegas needs to have a higher average daily income than a Mississippi hotel’s slot and video poker rooms. The question of games is also important – video poker and slots are more profitable than table and card games. Also, income can be affected by the limitations on these games.

These are complex questions and will probably require their own blog post.

Let’s keep it simple and just calculate the average daily casino revenue at a US casino.

According to the most recent statistics, $43.6 billion is earned by the US gambling industry. While some of this revenue comes from online gambling, the majority of it is channeled through casinos.

That’s approximately $93 million per year in revenue for each of America’s 465 casinos. You can divide that number by the 365-day year and it will give you an estimate of how much an American casino earns per day.

You should take this figure with a grain. Larger casinos will usually make more and smaller casinos less.

This post provides more details on the average daily theoretical casino revenue in America.

What is the Daily Earnings of Winstar World Casino?

Winstar World Casino, which is operated by the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma, is the largest casino in the world. In fact, the Winstar Casino has over 8500 slots machines.

It would be interesting to see the average daily income for the largest casino in the world.

The Chickasaw Nation does not make their financial information public. Why would they?

Based on their annual income reports, we can calculate a daily average revenue.

The Chickasaw Nation’s gaming revenue for 2020, the latest year we have data on, was just over $2.3 Billion. This is $6.3 million per day.

However, not all of it comes from Winstar. This figure represents the total number of their 23 casinos in Oklahoma. We can assume that Winstar accounts for 25% of their revenue. This would mean Winstar earns about $1.5million every day through gaming.

Chickasaw is very secretive about specifics and makes them only available to those who need them. It is difficult to know how accurate this number is.

What is the Average Daily Income of Las Vegas Casinos?

I began digging through the statistics pages of LVCVA and found some amazing numbers about average casino revenue per person in Vegas.

This is a staggering figure: The major corporations that run Las Vegas’ casinos generate anywhere from $3 billion to $11 trillion in revenue each year.

Las Vegas visitors spend over $1,000 per day – this does not include gambling expenses. Just from room occupancy taxes, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority makes $300 million annually. Sin City is a great place to make a lot of money.

What is the daily income of Vegas casinos?

Strip Casinos and Average Daily Earnings

In 2019, the Strip’s casinos earned $6.5 billion in revenues. Divide that revenue over 365 day gives you an average casino revenue just above $18 million per day. This is just for the Strip casinos.

To get an idea of the annual revenue at Vegas Strip casinos, divide that daily revenue by 30 to get $601,595.

Some casinos will make more than others, but some casinos will make less. As a guideline, it is safe to assume that Mirage and Wynn make around $600k per day from gambling.

There are variations in the amount of money a casino makes depending on the year. April is a bad month in Vegas, even for the major casinos along the Strip. June is often a great month for casino earnings. The difference in revenue between April and June for a casino could be hundreds of thousand of dollars. This can cause a slight change in the daily average.

Clark County’s monthly revenue reports for 2019 illustrate some of the effects of the calendar on revenue from casinos. Clark County had barely $800 million in April 2019 from all the casinos in and around Las Vegas. The December revenue was only $1 billion, a swing of nearly $200 million.

Off-Strip Casinos Average Daily Earnings

Let’s discuss how much Vegas casinos, even those not on the Strip, are making every day.

Another $1.5 billion is reported annually by Off-Strip casinos. Divide that number by 365 to get an average daily income around $4.2 million. This total includes 35 off-Strip casinos, which gives us an average daily income of $121,000 per day.

Las Vegas casinos on the Strip earn approximately 5 times as much revenue than off-Strip casinos.

What is the Average Daily Income of Atlantic City Casinos?

It was surprising to me that Atlantic City casinos generate between $3-4 billion and $4 billion annually. I don’t judge Atlantic City. I love South Jersey gambling.

The city is now in what seems like worse times. Many of the casinos that I used to frequent to play cheap blackjack no longer exist. Perhaps the Boardwalk’s dilation has helped the situation temporarily.

Online gambling and sports betting have become big moneymakers for AC. These options are much easier than traditional downtown casinos and available to all bettors across the state. In the first year of these new forms, casino revenues jumped up 15%. They’ve risen about the same every year since.

Jersey has only nine casinos that split the $3 billion pot. This means that average daily casino revenues must be quite high. Divide $3 billion by 9 to get the average annual take for each casino – approximately $333 million You get an average daily revenue around $913,000.

Thanks to New Jersey’s detailed financial reports, we have more details about casino profits. Tropicana’s 2019 and 2020 profits were $349.5 million and $348.7 millions, respectively. This means that they earned more than their competition, earning $956k per day from gambling. Ocean Casino’s daily income of $238million represents approximately $652,000 per day.

What is the Average Income of Casino Owners?

This is a difficult question to answer.

One thing is that the title of “casino owner” is vague. Modern casinos include sprawling resorts managed by multinational entertainment conglomerates, to small roadside slots parlors in rural Mississippi.

A lack of reliable data about casino owner income is another problem. To obscure and tweak financial details, these guys have teams of people smarter than I. Any figures reported are not reliable, so I don’t think we can trust them.

Comparably reports that the average American casino owner earns $219,846 annually. The total range is between $41,887 to $1.13 million. These numbers may not be accurate, I am unsure. It doesn’t provide much information about where the data came from. It appears to be entirely based on reports that may not be completely accurate.

We can help you find out how much prominent Vegas CEOs earn each day.

MGM’s CEO earned $13.1 million in 2019, with a base salary of $2 million and the remainder made up of stock compensation and rewards. Let’s assume he works 250 hours per year. That’s $52,400 per day. In 2019, the median salary for an MGM employee was $39,000. The CEO makes more per day than the average employee, and his overall earnings are 335 times higher than that of his average employee.

Red Rock Resorts Chairman and CEO Frank Fertitta III earned approximately $2 million or $8,000 per day. Red Rock Resort’s average employee salary is just under $31k per year. Fertitta III is 64 times more successful than his average employee.

What is the Average Casino Dealer’s Tips Earning?

While researching for this post I found other searches and forums on similar topics. There was a lot of interest in topics like tips and how much other employees at casinos make.

General casino employee salaries vary so much and are dependent on past experience that it is difficult to give an exact number. Many casino employees, such as bus boys or dishwashers, work under the table to get tip-share. Others on the gaming floor receive full benefits and a tidy 401(k). This is a millionaire’s income with all the trappings.

It is much easier to answer the question of how much casino game dealers make.

Are You able to live on $15/Hour?

I have been looking through blogs, job postings and forums about Vegas.

The consensus is that tipsters should expect to earn at least $15 per hour. For VIP tables or higher limit games, dealers can expect to make three times as much.

Even though their hourly wage may only be $8, beginning dealers can survive by the generosity of players. In most areas with a gambling industry, $1,280 per month is barely enough to survive. An average dealer making $15 per hour in tips for each 40 hours worked is earning $2,400 per month. This is almost twice the amount they make on their paycheck.

Are there Vegas dealers who are experts in VIP blackjack or high-roller craps? If so, how much do they make in tips? No doubt. It’s safe to say that most dealers don’t operate at this level.

Tipp your dealer because $15 an hour isn’t enough.

This is especially true when you consider the huge amounts of income these casinos make. An average dealer who works a 6-hour shift earns $48 in wages and $90 as tips. This is a total of $138.

A dealer working in a casino making $600,000.00 per day would earn $1 for every $4.300 that they make to their bosses.

A table dealer in table games is surely worth more.

Conclusion

American gaming law and financial reporting requirements can be a patchwork. This makes it difficult to calculate average revenue for casinos.

These numbers are mainly averages and inferences that are based on the limited data available about casino revenues.