Las Vegas Airport Slots Bring Over $1 Billion in Revenue

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) — The company that operates slot machines at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas has announced that the gaming machines have generated more than $1 billion in all-time revenue.

According to a press release, Michael Gaughan’s Airport Slot Concession, Inc. has operated Las Vegas airport slot machines for 36 years. The company operates 1,430 slot machines in all airport terminals and employs 245 employees.

The release notes that in 2022, the company “celebrated a milestone” as it generated $1 billion in revenue over the life of its airport contract.

According to the statement, the machines in recent years have generated approximately $39.8 million in gross revenue per year, which equates to an average of $34.4 million in revenue directly for the airport.

“Non-aviation related revenues are beneficial in that they help reduce our costs to air carriers. As a discretionary travel market, we are very diligent in keeping our airline costs both stable and as low as we reasonably can,” said Scott Kichline, Deputy Director of Business Affairs/Development of the Harry Reid International Airport. “Financial considerations aside, Las Vegas is known for its casinos. Having slots at the airport is a convenience that travelers widely appreciate and expect. Seeing and hearing the slot machines as they arrive sets the tone for an Only Vegas experience, and on exiting, many also enjoy the opportunity to chase a final jackpot.

According to the release, Harry Reid International and Reno-Tahoe International Airport are the only two airports in the United States that have slot machines.

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