Nevada books win big on basketball, baseball in June
Nevada sportsbooks kicked off the summer with a profitable June, thanks to big wins in both basketball and baseball betting.
According to the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, Nevada books brought in more than $3.37 million on basketball (does not differentiate between college and NBA) in June.
That schedule included nine NBA Playoff contests – most notably the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, which went the full seven games. Those earnings topped June 2012, which recorded $1.36 million on basketball betting, despite 13 NBA Playoff games that month.
Baseball, which earned $10.6 million through the first two months of the MLB season, earned $6.88 million for Nevada sportsbooks in June, bringing the 2013 season total to more than $17.4 million. The month’s earnings eclipsed the $4.21 million won on baseball the previous June.
Overall, Silver State books took in about $12.7 million in June, a huge jump from the $5.69 million won in May. On the year, Nevada sportsbook are up $60.1 million (January to June). Sportsbooks on the Las Vegas strip accounted for $8.14 million on the state’s overall winnings in June.
The category of “other sports”, which includes NHL, tennis, golf, boxing, MMA, soccer, brought in $2.6 million for Nevada books in June. The PGA's U.S. Open and Wimbledon headlined the calendar for those outlining events that month. “Other sports” won $1.18 million in May and $1.9 million in April.
Nevada casinos won $792,496,546 total in June, down 4.81 percent from $832,534,319 in June 2012. They brought in $897,232,001 in May and $854,293,047 in April.