Nevada Casino Revenue Flat In February, Tops $1B
LAS VEGAS (AP) — State regulators say gambling revenue at Nevada casinos remained flat last month but still exceeded $1 billion.
Data released Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board show casinos across the state took in $1.02 billion in February, down 0.62 percent compared with the same month last year.
Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip saw their revenues decrease almost 2 percent to $591.7 million.
Meanwhile, casinos around Lake Tahoe reported significant revenue decreases in February, when severe winter weather affected the area.
Revenue at casinos in North Lake Tahoe dropped 24.7 percent to $1.4 million. Those on the south shore in Stateline saw winnings decrease 26.6 percent to $14.5 million.
The state benefited with $59.6 million in percentage fees based on taxable revenues generated in February. That's up 35 percent from a year earlier.