Las Vegas Strip Table Mix
The Evolution of Casino Games, 1985-2011
If you want a hint of what's inside, here's the executive summary:
Over the past twenty-five years, there has been a considerable realignment of aggregate table game mix on the Strip.
Â· Twenty-One (blackjack) has declined in both terms of units and revenue. In 1985, 77% of casino games were blackjack. In 2011, 51% were. In 1985, the game accounted for just over half of all table game revenues: in 2010, it accounted for barely a quarter of table win.
Â· Craps has declined remarkably as a money-maker for casinos. In 1985, it generated more than 28% of all table win. In 2011, it contributed about 9% to total table win. Its decline in win-share is disproportionate to its slight decline in unit share.
Â· Roulette has moderately increased both its revenue share and unit share.
Â· Baccarat has spectacularly increased its win share in the past several years, out earning blackjack since 2009. Its unit share has grown proportionately with its revenue gain.
Â· Other games, including mini-baccarat, three card poker, and pai gow poker, have increased both their revenue share and their unit share.
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