Nevada casinos report $1 billion in winnings in December

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada casinos reaped more than $1 billion in winnings in December, pushing the total for 2019 past $12 billion in a key index of state fiscal health.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday the statewide “casino win” figure was up almost 5.8% compared with the same month in 2018.

The board says the first six months of the fiscal year have seen a 2.1% jump in casino winnings. The state collected more than $50 million in taxes based on the December figures, up 2.7% from a year ago.

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