North American slot sales are expected to return to pre-Covid levels next year with an expected 85,200 games sold, Todd Eilers of Eilers & Krejcik Gaming says in the Slot & Table Forecast Post Second Quarter Update.
Next year’s sales should grow 11 percent over this year, though the forecast has been revised down by 5,000 units due to reductions in replacements and expansionary shipments.
For this year, Eilers expects slot sales to be just shy of 90 percent of pre-Covid levels, growing 26 percent year-over-year to 76,600 games.
For the second quarter, he estimates slot sales rose 22 percent to 18,500 games, or 93 percent of pre-Covid levels. Replacement shipments leapt 52 percent to 14,800 games while new opening and expansionary sales dropped 32 percent to 3,700 units.
Eilers expects 425 table games will be added this year, 460 next year and 550 in 2024, driven by openings in California, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Virginia, as well as continued developments in Canada.
He estimates the installed base of North American table games were 29,900 in the quarter, up 1 percent year-over-year and up 1 percent quarter-over-quarter.
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