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March Gaming Numbers Up

7.6% Increase From A Year Ago
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( Carson City, NV ) – The March gaming numbers were released Tuesday morning.

The total statewide casino “take” up 7.6% from March of a year ago.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports $982 million in “wins” last month compared to $912 million in March 2013.

In Clark County the take was up 9.5%, including an 11% jump on the Strip, a 12% increase downtown and North Las Vegas leading the way with an uptick of 15% from a year ago.

The only part of the county reporting a drop in winnings was Mesquite, down nearly 9%.

The taxes kept by the state? $84 million, up a little over 7% from a year ago.

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