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The American Gaming Association lists Laughlin as #17 out of the top 20 US Casino Markets by annual revenue, right behind Downtown. The Nevada Gaming Commission revenue as listed in the annual gaming abstract for fiscal year 2008 (1 July 2007 through 31 June 2008). Equivalent figures for Downtown are shown for comparison. Licenses in Laughlin are only reported in one group. All casinos make more than $1,000,000 in gaming revenue annually.
Laughlin vs. Las Vegas Downtown
Annual gaming revenue
Over $12 m
Under $12 m
Number of Casinos
Average / Gaming
Average / Non-Gaming
Gaming Licenses for Laughlin followed by rooms in resort (if applicable)
09430-01 : TROPICANA EXPRESS HOTEL & CASINO : 1,000
03403-05 : PIONEER HOTEL AND GAMBLING HALL : 416
01949-04 : GOLDEN NUGGET-LAUGHLIN : 300
03644-04 : REGENCY CASINO : no rooms
There are actually 11 casinos reported in the abstract, but one license is just EDGEWATER HOTEL & CASINO - RACE & SPORTS and the REGENCY CASINO in Laughlin has only 75 slot machines and no hotel rooms, so averaging was done over 9 resorts. The Avi Resort & Casino is not included in the report because it is a Native American casino and its operation is not governed by the Nevada Gaming Commission.