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NEVADA TOGEL GAMING REVENUES SLIP NEARLY 6% IN APRIL

 

 

Nevada gaming revenues declined nearly 6 percent in April, even though revenues for the year-to-date remain slightly ahead of last year.

 

The state’s casinos raked in $810.4 million in April, 5.7 percent less than in April 2009. Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip fared better as they posted revenues of $437.4 million, just 0.9 percent less than a year ago, according to figures released Wednesday by the state’s Gaming Control Board.

 

For the first four months of 2010, Nevada casinos have won $3.552 billion, about 1 percent more than the $3.517 billion they won in the first four months of 2009.

 

On the Las Vegas Strip, casinos have won $1.967 billion year-to-date, about 7.2 percent more than during the same period last year.

 

While revenues for 2010 are slightly ahead of last year’s pace, it’s noteworthy that a year ago Nevada revenues were down about 15 percent compared to 2008.

 

In other areas of southern Nevada, revenues were down 11.9 percent to $20.3 million in North Las Vegas; they were down 25.5 percent to $56.8 million on the Boulder Strip; they gained 1.6 percent to $10.9 million in Mesquite; and they were down 9.12 percent to $41.2 million in downtown Las Vegas.

 

Northern Nevada casinos had the second straight month of increases as gaming revenues increased 4.6 percent to $48.3 million in Reno, while casinos in Washoe County posted a 1.6 percent increase to $65.8 million.

 

Slot machine revenue statewide was …

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