Nevada Gaming Revenue Drops In March

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada casinos have brought in $855 million in gambling revenue in March, a nearly 11 percent drop compared with the same month a year ago.

The Nevada Gaming Control board says Thursday that many of the state’s major gambling centers saw their numbers tumble. The Las Vegas Strip’s winnings were $449 million in March, nearly 15 percent down year-over-year. Downtown Las Vegas saw a 12 percent decrease and brought in $43 million.

Reno’s numbers are nearly flat. Those casinos brought in $44 million in March, or less than half a percentage point up from last year.

South Lake Tahoe’s revenue totaled nearly $13 million, which was a 14 percent dive.

State officials collected $71 million in taxes based on the March winnings. That’s 10 percent down from the year earlier.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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