Nevada Gaming Win Rises in May - 8 News NOW

Nevada Gaming Win Rises in May

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CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports casinos won more than $897 million from gamblers in May - an increase of 1.3 percent from last year.

Clark County casinos won more than $772 million - a slight increase from more than $766 million in May 2012. Most of that increase came from the Las Vegas Strip, which was the only major area in the county to post gains. Casinos in North Las Vegas and along the Boulder Strip each posted double digit drops in their gaming wins.

The state collected $57 million in taxes from the May winnings. That represents a 10.8 percent increase from 2012.

So far this year, Nevada casinos have won more than $10 billion from gamblers - a 2 percent increase from the same period in 2012.

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