When casinos were closed for months, slot machines were also shut down, obviously. And when the casinos started to reopen, there were concessions to social distancing and most casinos turned off every other slot machine. While this is certainly not the business model casinos use when setting up their casino floors, no one expected slot revenues to come back quickly. But they have. With only a portion of the games in the U.S. up and running, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming and Fantini
Gaming Reports issued a special report, “Eilers-Fantini Data Insights—Active Games Report—October ’20.” The report showed that of 158,207 slots surveyed by Eilers-Fantini, 10.7 percent of the games were turned off. The report considered the inverse, games active, that have been similarly reported from the suppliers during earnings calls. The bottom chart is the number of games active and the two other charts are the major segments of the slot business. The orange lines at the top of each column indicate the percentage of games active in October 2020.
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