Nevada casinos won a near-record one-point-one-three (b) billion dollars from gamblers in May for a nine percent gain over the same month a year earlier.
The May win reported by the state Gaming Control Board is the
second highest ever for the clubs. The record was set last January,
when resorts raked in one-point-one-four (b) billion dollars. May
also marked the 22nd positive month in a row for casinos.
Control Board analyst Frank Streshley says factors that helped
to produce the big May win included a Madonna concert and the Oscar
De La Hoya-Ricardo Mayorga title fight, both held during the month
in Las Vegas.