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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada gambling revenue is up more than 6% compared with last year after casinos brought in $856 million dollars in April.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board says Tuesday that Las Vegas Strip revenue was up about 7%, at $459 million. Downtown won $49 million and jumped 25% compared with the same time last year.

Washoe County didn’t have the same luck as southern Nevada. Reno casinos brought in $38 million in April, down about 19%. The county overall saw revenue drop 15%.

South Lake Tahoe pulled in nearly $14 million, down about 4%.

State officials say they collected $49 million in taxes based on April gambling. That’s a 14% jump from last April.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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