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Stark Casino, Airport Numbers Show Effect Of Nevada Closures

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stunning and stark numbers are showing the effect of casino and business closures enacted in Nevada in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With most businesses and all gambling establishments shuttered through April, state regulators reported Friday that monthly gambling tax revenues were down nearly 100% compared with a year ago.

Gov. Steve Sisolak this week lifted closure orders on more businesses and said gambling can resume June 4.

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But casinos were closed through April, leading to a 99.6% decrease in house winnings. McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas reported handling fewer than 4% of the number of passengers it saw during April 2019.