CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Friday that the state's monthly gaming win dropped in January compared with the same month a year ago.
Nevada casinos won more than $884 million from gamblers last month but that was a drop of 2.76 percent from the same month in 2013. Clark County casinos fared worse with a decline of 3.15 percent compared with the same month a year ago based on a gaming win of $777.2 million.
Despite the drop, the state collected more than $69 million in fees this month, an increase of 1.7 percent from a year ago.
A closer look at gaming numbers shows that the Las Vegas Strip won $499.8 million from gamblers in January, a 1.4 percent decline from the same month in 2013. There were also gaming win declines of 3.4 percent in downtown Las Vegas, 13.5 percent in North Las Vegas and 18.2 percent along the Boulder Highway Strip.
Laughlin, though, managed a 4.5 percent increase in its gaming win.
Despite the January drop, gaming win is up 3.4 percent statewide and 3.8 percent in Clark County from July 2013 through last month compared with the same period a year earlier.