The gross revenue from the Jamaican gaming industry was near $136-billion, dominated by Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) gaming products.
This was revealed in the most recently published 2015/2016 Annual Report of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission.
VLT gaming grew by almost $17-billion or 22-percent, driven by revenues in gaming lounges.
By contrast, nineteen and under gaming operations, the majority of which are located outside of the Kingston Metropolitan Area, had revenues of over $1-billion which was $12-million less than the previous year.
The Betting sector, comprising horse racing and sports betting, grew by 6-percent during this period.
Sports betting revenues increased by over 3-hundred million dollars while horse racing increased by over a hundred and $80-million.
Lottery products accounted for 30-percent of the gaming sector, netting just over $34-billion.
This represents a decrease of over a billion dollars when compared with the previous fiscal year.