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Las Vegas Strip, Tahoe Casino Winnings Down In April Report

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling regulators say April was down month for Nevada casino winnings compared with a year ago, coming in under $1 billion for the first time since January.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday that monthly statewide casino "gaming win" dropped 1.8 percent year-to-year, reaching just under $936.5 million.

Las Vegas Strip casinos reported a 3.5% decrease in house winnings year-to-year, after decreasing 3.8% in the same comparison last month.

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Lake Tahoe-area casinos were down 12.5% on the South side and 16.1% in North.

Statewide casino win is almost flat compared with the first 10 months last year, up 0.5% to just under $9.9 billion.

The report says the state reaped almost $51 million in percentage fee taxes based on April figures. That was down 5.1% from a year ago.