Gaming Win Rises in September

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada gambling revenues are up 7.4 percent in September compared with a year earlier.

Officials from the Nevada Gaming Control Board say Thursday that the state's casinos brought in $959 million last month.

Las Vegas Strip winnings of $563 million were up 13.4 percent from the same month last year, while downtown Las Vegas revenues of $45 million were up 2 percent.

Reno casinos saw their winnings drop 2.3 percent to $48 million. South Lake Tahoe saw revenue jump 23.2 percent to $22 million in September.

The state collected $62.9 million in taxes based on September gambling winnings. That's an 11.5 percent drop from the same month last year.


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