Nevada gambling revenue down 5 percent in May

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State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was down nearly 5 percent in May after a sharp drop in winnings on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday that the state’s casinos won $958 million in May.

Revenue on the Las Vegas Strip fell nearly 12 percent year-over-year, to $531 million. Downtown Las Vegas winnings were up 13 percent to $50 million.

Reno casino revenue was down 5 percent to $50 million.  South Lake Tahoe revenue fell 15 percent to $14 million in May.

The state collected $52 million in tax money based off the May winnings, which is down 17 percent from the same time last year.

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