04/10/2012 : NEVADA LAND GAMBLING REVENUES UP 5.7 PERCENT IN FEBRUARY
 
Las Vegas continues its recovery
 
State gambling officials in Nevada said Tuesday that land revenue was up 5.7 percent in February after casinos brought in $932 million.
 
The Nevada Gaming Control Board released stats showing that Las Vegas Strip revenue of $531 million was up 3.3 percent compared with the same month a year ago. Downtown Las Vegas brought in $45 million and was up 13.7 percent in February.
 
The Boulder Strip brought in $72 million that month, up nearly 23 percent.
 
Reno casino winnings jumped 8.2 percent to $44 million, while South Lake Tahoe numbers climbed 10.3 percent to $15 million in February.
 
The state collected more than $70 million in taxes on the winnings, which was a 69 percent increase compared with a year ago.