If Nevada is in an economic crisis, someone ought to tell the state's dominant casino industry which had a record monthly win of $1.16 billion in October.
A state Gaming Control Board report shows that the win, driven by losses by high-stakes baccarat players in Las Vegas Strip megaresorts, gave the clubs a statewide gain of nearly 10 percent over the same month a year earlier.
The $1.16 billion win eclipses the previous month-over-month record of $1.15 billion set in July.
Las Vegas-area casino action accounted for $1 billion of the total, and marked the first time the southern Nevada resorts hit that level.
But the southern Nevada gains didn't extend to the Reno-Tahoe area in northern Nevada.
STATEWIDE: Record $1.17 billion, up 9.6.
LAS VEGAS STRIP: $637.8 million, up 19.8 percent.
DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS: $60.1 million, up 0.7 percent.
LAUGHLIN: $53.7 million, down 2.3 percent.
RENO: $61.9 million, down 8.7 percent.
STATELINE: $27.3 million, down 6.4 percent.
ELKO COUNTY: $25.9 million, up 4.5 percent.