Saturday September 27,2014 :  NEVADA AUGUST REVENUE DOWN 4 PERCENT
 
Card game fortunes account for big chunk of lost revenue
 
Baccarat has been held responsible for the 4 percent Nevada gambling revenue fall in August.
 
The popular card game had a bumper month in August, but is known for its big swings and volatility opined analyst Michael Lawton.
 
Statewide casinos yielded $920 million in August (August 2013: $955 million) said the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
 
$24 million of the $35 million drop statewide was attributed to baccarat revenue.  Excluding baccarat, the state revenue would have dropped 1.4 percent and the Strip's revenue 2.3 percent, Lawton said.
 
Key performance indicators include:
 
–           Las Vegas Strip revenues down $553 million year-on-year
–           Downtown revenues were up 4 percent to $35 million
–           Reno gambling revenues of $53 million, down 2 percent
–           South Lake Tahoe was up 33 percent year-on-year to $28 million
 
Nevada State collected $51 million in taxes, down 1 percent for August 2013.