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 (Las Vegas, NV) – State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was up 5.7 percent in February after casinos brought in $932 million. Nevada Gaming Control Board officials say Tuesday that Las Vegas Strip revenue of $531 million was up 3.3 percent compared with the same month a year ago. Downtown Las Vegas brought in $45 million and was up 13.7 percent in February.  The Boulder Strip brought in $72 million that month, up nearly 23 percent.  Reno casino winnings jumped 8.2 percent to $44 million, while South Lake Tahoe numbers climbed 10.3 percent to $15 million in February.  The state collected more than $70 million in taxes on the winnings, which was a 69 percent increase compared with a year ago.

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