CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada casinos are reporting a nearly 16 percent increase in winnings in June compared with the same month a year ago, and state gambling regulators say the state
reaped 23 percent more in taxes.
A monthly Nevada Gaming Control Board report released Wednesday shows that casinos around the state won almost $886 million for the month. That compares with $764 million in June 2010.
The Las Vegas Strip saw a big year-to-year increase of more than 32 percent, while South Lake Tahoe saw winnings drop nearly 29 percent.
Overall, the $52.8 million the state collected in casino tax revenues was up 22.8 percent from last year.
That's good news for a state struggling with foreclosures and unemployment. Casino taxes account for about a third of state general fund revenues.