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More Visitors but Casinos Win Less Money
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More Visitors but Casinos Win Less Money

 

The number of people visiting the Las Vegas valley in June is up compared to the same time last year, but the amount of money casinos won from gamblers was down.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says about 3.4 million visitors came to Las Vegas in June. That is up 2.1 percent over the same month last year. There were more hotel rooms available for those visitors. However, occupancy rates citywide remained at about 88 percent.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board says the money Clark County casinos won from gamblers was down in June by almost 8 percent. Strip casinos saw a nearly 5 percent drop over the same time last year. The Boulder Strip saw a 23 percent drop.

Casinos in Northern Nevada had a much better month. Casinos in Reno and South Lake Tahoe saw increases in what they won from gamblers.

The drop in the casino win numbers means a drop in the amount of money the state was able to collect in taxes. The state collected $38 million in taxes on the June revenue, which is down 27 percent from the same time last year.

(Associated Press contributed to this report)

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