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Good Month For Nevada Casinos

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada gambling revenues jumped 7 percent in November compared to the year before as casinos brought in $880 million statewide.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board says Wednesday that winnings were up 9 percent on the Las Vegas Strip, with casinos pulling in $495 million. Downtown casinos posted a 7.2 percent increase, with $47 million in revenue in November.

Reno saw a slight, 0.7 percent increase compared to last year after bringing in $38 million. South Lake Tahoe numbers fell almost 7 percent as casinos won $14 million.

State officials say they collected $57 million in taxes based on the November casino revenues. That’s a 15.2 percent jump compared to same time last year.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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