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June 24, 2021

Gambling revenue on the Las Vegas Strip dropped less than 1 % to us$ 437.3 million

Nevada casino winnings fall 5.7 % in April

(US).- Casinos in Nevada won us$ 810.5 million in April, 5.7 % less than the same month last year, gambling regulators said this week. The state Gaming Control Board said tax collections based on those winnings were us$ 39.7 million in May, a 23.4 % decrease compared with the taxes paid in May 2009.


he steepest decreases came on the Boulder Strip, and in South and North Lake Tahoe. On the Boulder Strip, casino winnings dropped nearly 13 % to us$ 56.8 million. The area produced 7 % of statewide gambling revenue, compared with 8.8 % in April 2009.

Gambling revenue on the Las Vegas Strip dropped less than 1 % to us$ 437.3 million. But the Strip slightly increased its share of overall statewide gambling revenue during the month, taking in 54 % of Nevada's total compared with 51.3 % in April last year.

Only three areas - Carson Valley, Mesquite and Wendover in Elko County - showed any increase. The three areas made up a combined 4.1 % of the state's gambling revenues.

Gambling regulators said casino winnings dropped 4 % during the first 10 months of the fiscal year, which ends this month. Casinos statewide have won us$ 8.7 billion from July through April, compared with us$ 9.08 billion during the first 10 months of the prior fiscal year. Over that time, casino winnings on the Strip increased just over 0.5 %, to us$ 4.79 billion.

State officials said the taxes collected on gambling revenues in the first 11 months of the fiscal year were us$ 572.7 million, down 5.3 % from the us$ 604.6 million through the first 11 months of fiscal 2009.

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