Casinos Hit the Jackpot in April

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Nevada casinos raked in 989-point-eight million dollars in winnings from gamblers in April, a surprising 12.7 percent increase over the previous year and the highest amount ever for the month.

The Gaming Control Board reports the state collected 52.9 million dollars in percentage fees based on the April win, up 8.5 percent from the same month a year ago.

Analysts say the double-digit increase was unexpected because of
the Easter holiday and lack of special events.

For the fiscal year that began July first, statewide casino
winnings total 10.1 billion dollars, an increase of 12.5
percent over the same time last year.

In all, gamblers in April wagered 13.6 billion dollars in Nevada Casinos. Of that, 11-point-four billion was pumped into slot machines.