Friday February 8,2013 : NEVADA CASINOS THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF GAINS
 
State coffers bulging with tax share
 
According to figures released by Nevada Gambling Commission, Nevada Casinos have seen a 1.5 percent increase over 2011 in take from gamblers amounting to $10.8 billion.
 
December was a particularly strong month recording a total win of around $943 million, up 10.2 percent compared to the same period last year, of which $39 million went into the State coffers as tax.
 
Prior to the recession while at its peak, Nevada Casinos took $12.8 Billion in 2007 which was followed by two years of decline in 2008 and 2009.
 
State Taxes represent around a 23.5 percent increase over the previous year.