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Gaming Numbers for May: Going Up, But . . .

Most Southern Nevada Reporting Areas Show Revenue Drop
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( Carson City, NV ) – Last month’s gaming numbers for the state just out from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, showing an 8% jump May  compared the same month a year ago.

Casinos took in $970.2 million last month compared to $897.5 million a year ago.

But there were some big ups and downs in the region-by-region break down in southern Nevada.

The big winner is the Strip with a 17% jump in winnings from a year ago.

Downtown, North Las Vegas, Laughlin and the Boulder Strip all took a dip from last year.

Also down was the tax haul from the casinos: $56.2 million, a 2.4% drop from the $57.6 million taken in in the same period a year ago.

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