Casino winnings report charts sluggish August

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino gambling remained slow in Nevada last month, according to a key index of casino activity that showed little improvement from the month before.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that casino house winnings of $743 million statewide were down 22% in August, compared with the same month a year ago when casinos reported winning nearly $954 million in August 2019.

A month ago, the regulatory agency said July reported casino winnings of $756 million represented a 26% decrease from a year earlier.

Las Vegas Strip properties reported winnings down 39% in both July and August.

Board analyst Michael Lawton noted that resorts on and around Las Vegas Boulevard, which normally provide about half the so-called gaming win figure statewide, accounted for 97% of the decrease in the year-over comparison.


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