November 28, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - State officials say Nevada casino revenues are down 3.1 percent in August compared with the same time a year ago.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports casinos won $859 million in August. Southern Nevada numbers mostly dropped, with Las Vegas Strip casinos bringing in $491 million in August. That's down 1.2 percent from a year earlier.
Downtown Las Vegas revenues of $36 million were down 8.4 percent, while Boulder Strip revenues of $56 million were down 17.7 percent.
Washoe County winnings of $68 million were up 5 percent, while south Lake Tahoe winnings of $22 million were down 19.5 percent.
The state of Nevada collected nearly $50 million in taxes based on the August winnings. That's up 5.2 percent from a year ago.
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