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Nevada gambling revenue down 3 per cent in March

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was down 3 per cent in March compared with last year due to lower winnings in the Las Vegas area.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday that the state’s casinos won $922 million in March.

Revenue fell in the areas with the most gambling activity. Las Vegas Strip gambling revenue was down 4 per cent to $487 million last month, and downtown Las Vegas was down 4 per cent to $51 million.

The picture was rosier up north. Reno casino revenue was up 1 per cent to $47 million, and South Lake Tahoe revenue was up 23 per cent to $17 million in March.

The state collected almost $73 million in tax money based off the winnings, which is down 8 per cent from the same time last year.