Wednesday June 13, 2012 : NEVADA GAMBLING REVENUES ROSE 6.2 PERCENT IN APRIL
Revenue from slot machines and baccarat up on The Strip
The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Tuesday that April gambling revenue in the state rose 6.2 percent to $855.7 million.
On the Las Vegas Strip, which accounts for more than half the total, revenues increased 7.5 percent to $459.4 million, with slot machine and baccarat action the best performers in another welcome sign of recovery.
Downtown won $49 million and jumped 25 percent compared with the same time last year.
Reno casinos brought in $38 million in April, down about 19 percent. The county overall saw revenue drop 15 percent.
South Lake Tahoe pulled in nearly $14 million, down about 4 percent.
State officials collected $49 million in taxes based on April gambling – up 14 percent from April 2011.