The Short Take:
- The Las Vegas Sands casinos located in Las Vegas won an average of $351 per slot machine per day for the house
- The LVS casinos in Macau generally had lower wins per slot machine per day with the exception of the Plaza Macao which netted a daily win of $491 per machine
- The standout among the company’s casinos was the Marina Bay Sands. This casino in Singapore saw an $802 average win per slot machine per day
If you ever walked into a casino and were in awe of the number of slot machines and wondered how much each one wins every day, then you’re in the right place!
We took a look at the slot machine data provided by the Las Vegas Sands (LVS) for the third quarter of 2018, which ended on September 30. This company owns the Venetian and Palazzo in Las Vegas and the Sands in Bethlehem, PA plus six casinos in Asia.
Domestically, the slot machines in Vegas won $351 per slot machine per day for the house. You’ll notice on the chart below that this is the third best win rate in the company’s portfolio of casinos. The Sands Bethlehem’s daily win rate per machine was significantly lower than the Vegas casinos, coming in at an average of $259 for the quarter.
So, you may be asking, is this daily win rate normal, better or worse than usual? To get an idea, we calculated the year-over-year (YoY) growth rate for the win per slot machine per day for Q3 2018 compared to Q3 2017.
The chart below shows that the Vegas casinos’ daily win rate of $351 was 14.7% higher than the win rate a year earlier when it was $306. On the other hand, the Sands Bethlehem’s Q3 2018 win rate actually dropped 4.1% compared to Q3 2017 when its win rate was $270.
In Macau the daily slot win per machine are generally lower. This is mainly because slots are not hugely popular in Macau where LVS runs five casinos. The one exception in Macau is the super high-end Plaza Macao & Four Seasons which saw the daily win per slot machine come in at $491, which was $150 higher than in Vegas. Plaza Macao’s daily slot win in Q3 2018 was 29.2% higher than in the same quarter of 2017.
Las Vegas Sands’ casino in Singapore, the Marina Bay Sands, blew away the daily slot wins of all of the other casinos owned by LVS. The Marina Bay’s daily win per slot machine was an astonishing $802 on average during the quarter. This was a 20.4% jump from the third quarter of 2017 when the daily win was $666 per machine.
We’ll be taking a look at the average daily win per slot machine for other casinos soon, so be sure to bookmark Ante Research and check back soon!