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Nevada Casino Revenue Jumps 10 Percent in Strong July

LAS VEGAS (AP) — State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was up 10 percent in July after a strong month on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that the state’s casinos won just over $1 billion in July.

Revenue on the Las Vegas Strip rose nearly 17 percent year-over-year, to $613 million. Downtown Las Vegas winnings notched up about 3 percent to $42 million.

Reno casino revenue surged 11 percent to $56 million.

South Lake Tahoe revenue rose 20 percent to $28 million in July.

The state collected $68 million in tax money based off the July winnings, which is up 20 percent from the same time last year.

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