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Casino Winnings Decline

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Casino winnings in Nevada continued an up-and-down pattern into April, with statewide figures showing that the house won a little bit less compared with the same month a year ago.

But the state says it collected $42.6 million more in taxes on the reported statewide “gaming win” than the same month in 2010. That’s up 7.25 percent.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Thursday that casinos around the state won $806 million for the month. That was a drop of almost 0.6 percent compared with April 2010.

After a double-digit jump in March, Las Vegas Strip casino winnings were down a little more than 2 percent.

Lake Tahoe and Elko County casinos reported a good month.

Casino taxes account for about a third of state general fund revenues.

 

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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