Gamblers with extra cash from Nevada tax rebates helped to give the state's casinos their biggest month ever - a one-point-zero-six (b) billion win in October.
The state Gaming Control Board says the win was up 14-point-four
percent over the same month a year earlier and marked the 15th
positive month in a row for the clubs.
The board's Frank Streshley (STRESS'-lee) says the mailing of
more than 270 (m) million dollars in Nevada vehicle fee rebates in
early October helped to produce the record.
Special events, including Eagles and Jimmy Buffet concerts in
Las Vegas, also figured in the record win. And while gasoline
prices were high, Streshley says there was no apparent slowdown in
drive-in traffic from California and other states.
-STATEWIDE: $1.06 billion win, up 14.4 percent.
-LAS VEGAS STRIP: $563.5 million, up 14.5 percent.
-DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS: $60.7 million, up 4.8 percent.
-NORTH LAS VEGAS: $25.4 million, up 32.7 percent.
-BOULDER STRIP: $77.8 million, up 35.1 percent.
-RENO: $68.8 million, up 2.2 percent.
-SPARKS: $14.9 million, up 3.9 percent.
-STATELINE: $28.5 million, up 27.3 percent.
-ELKO COUNTY: $23.7 million, up 12.9 percent.
-CARSON-GARDNERVILLE-MINDEN: $11.3 million, up 12 percent.