Casinos see strong sales despite social distancing, owner says


Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens said Thursday that although social distancing protocols are limiting the amount of people inside his casinos, sales in June were higher than a year ago. 

“What’s really surprising is actually our slot numbers, our table numbers, are up, and in some areas up dramatically,” Stevens said on CNBC’ “Squawk Alley.” “The spend per person is up far more than what we would expect.”

Stevens is owner and CEO of Circa Resort & Casino, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and The D Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He said he expects other casinos will see similar trends.

Casinos in Nevada opened June 4, which means sales were better with three less days to bring in…


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