NV Casino Winnings Down Slightly in January

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Gambling regulators say Nevada casino winnings increased slightly in January, and the state reaped more in taxes as a result.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Thursday that casinos in Nevada won about $877 million in January. That's down 0.7 percent from the same month a year ago. It says the state collected almost $69 million based on so-called casino "gaming win" for the month. That's up about 15.3 percent from the same month in 2010. Taxes on casino winnings make up about a third of Nevada's general fund revenues.

The report says that for the first six months of the fiscal year, statewide casino winnings are up 1.2 percent. It says casino win on the Las Vegas Strip dropped about 2.5 percent in January, compared with January 2010.

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