Las Vegas Strip Leads Drop in Gambling Revenue

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - State regulators say Nevada casinos won less in February than a year ago with the Las Vegas Strip leading the drop.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday that the state's casino's won 1.08 percent less than a year ago in February with $916 million total.

The amount casinos won from gamblers during the month rose everywhere except the Las Vegas Strip where winnings declined 4.38 percent to $531 million.

The state says fees collected by the state in February dropped 1.64 percent compared to a year ago to nearly $58 million.

Statistics show Strip table-game winnings dropped nearly 11 percent led by drops in baccarat. Slot machine winnings were up 4.52 percent to $245 million.

The Strip's winnings from football betting dropped 70 percent to $4.7 million.