Energy States Lag U.S. Regional Market Following Oil Price Slump

A delayed impact from a crash in crude oil prices towards the end of 2014 has meant that major energy producers Louisiana and New Mexico are the U.S. regional casino market’s two worst-performing states in in the year-to-date.

Following a strong start to the year, U.S. regional casino revenues declined year-on-year in four out of the six months from March to August, dragging year-to-date growth down to 1.1 percent versus 2.5 percent in a comparatively steady calendar 2015.

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