LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling regulators say casinos again exceeded $1 billion in winnings during March, but the figure was relatively unchanged compared with the same month a year ago.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Thursday that casino "gaming win" statewide was $1.02 billion last month.
That's about the same as March 2018 and represented a slight uptick compared with February 2019.
Las Vegas Strip casinos accounted for more than half the total, although house winnings there decreased almost 4% in the year-to-year comparison, to about $552 million.
Several other parts of Clark County and the South Lake Tahoe area each reported increases of 8% or more.
The report says the state reaped almost $80 million in percentage fees based on March figures. That was up 6.3% from a year ago.