Nevada Casino Win Up in September

Nevada casinos bounced back from an August slump to post a $1.06 billion win and a 7.5 percent gain in September over the same month a year earlier.

The state Gaming Control Board says the win for the resorts brought the state's tax take from the clubs to $257.2 million so far this fiscal year. That's only $2.5 million, or 1 percent, below the amount predicted last spring by the state's Economic Forum.

The casino win report was welcome news for government officials who are planning for 5 percent budget reductions because of concerns that combined state revenues could be under projections at the end of the current budget cycle, in June 2009.
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Major details:
-STATEWIDE: Record $1.06 billion, up 7.5.
-LAS VEGAS STRIP: $551.9 million, up 6.9 percent.
-DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS: $53.4 million, up 12.5 percent.
-LAUGHLIN: $47.8 million, up 1.2 percent.
-RENO: $70.2 million, up 0.4 percent.
-SPARKS: $15.6 million, down 2.2 percent.
-STATELINE: $29.3 million, up 5.6 percent.
-ELKO COUNTY: $27.5 million, up 13.5 percent.
-CHURCHILL: $1.8 million, down 11 percent.

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