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Casino Win On Las Vegas Strip Pulls Statewide Numbers Down

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A continuing slump in casino revenues on the Las Vegas Strip contributed to an overall decrease in statewide gambling revenue in March.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday that casino win of $951 million for the month was down 3.15 percent from $982 million in the same month a year ago.

The Las Vegas Strip handles the mammoth portion of the state's gambling business. It slipped 9.6 percent — from $560 million to $507 million in the year-to-year comparison.

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Statewide, casino winnings were down 2 percent over the first three months of the year, from almost $8.5 billion in 2014 to just over $8.3 billion in 2015.

The report says the state collected $79 million in fees in April based on the March win figures.

That's down 5.6 percent.