Nevada Casinos' Earnings Up in December

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada casinos have won nearly $856 million in December, marking a 2 percent increase compared with the
same month a year ago.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board says Thursday that the Las Vegas
Strip's $518 million in winnings were up 3.6 percent. Revenue was $30.9 million in downtown Las Vegas, which is 10.7 percent down.

Reno casinos brought in $41.7 million in December for a 10.2 percent increase in revenue, while South Lake Tahoe gained 6 percent.

State officials say they collected $31.7 million in taxes based on December revenues. That's a nearly 6 percent increase in collections compared with the year earlier.

Nevada casino revenue in the last six months of 2011 was up 1.2 percent compared with the same period in 2010.

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