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Monthly gaming win rises in May

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CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's monthly gaming win rose in May thanks, in part, to the success of casinos along the Las Vegas Strip.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Nevada casinos won more than $970 million dollars from gamblers last month. That represents an increase of 8.11 percent from May 2013.

Clark County casinos experienced a gaming win of more than $841 million, which represents an increase of 8.93 percent from last year. Much of the increase can be attributed to success along the Strip. Las Vegas Strip casinos saw their gaming win rise by more than 17 percent from 2013.

Despite the uptick in the gaming win, Nevada collected less tax revenue based on the May numbers. The state collected more than $56 million in fees, a drop of 2.43 percent from last year.

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