CHICAGO — Operators in three of the four regions reported May sales increases compared to the prior year, led by the Midwest’s 8.7% gains, according to this month’s unscientific AmericanCoinOp.com StatShot survey.
Nationally, operators saw month-to-month sales rise 2.4% compared to May 2012.
Sales in the West were up 3.7%, the third straight positive month there. May-to-May sales in the South were basically flat, rising just 0.3%. The Northeast was the only region to report a business slowdown, with monthly sales falling 2.3% from the previous May.