Nevada Casino Win Down in September

Thursday, November 09, 2000

By DAVE BERNS Gaming Wire

  The amount of money Nevada casinos won from gamblers in September 
declined by nearly 4 percent when compared with September 1999.
   The $788.5 million gaming revenue total was 3.8 percent less than 
the $819.6 million recorded a year ago, according to figures released 
today by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

   Strip casinos sustained the worst decline among Clark County's 
reporting areas, with a 9.4 percent decline in casino win to $384.5 
   Overall, the county sustained a 7.1 percent drop to $609.3 million.
   Statewide casino win from table games was down 8.7 percent to 
$268.8 million, with baccarat sustaining a 53 percent decrease in win 
to $25.4 million.
   Slot win was down 1 percent to $514.8 million, as International 
Game Technology's Megabucks slot jackpot saw a 46.5 percent drop in 
win to $3.8 million.

   -Downtown Las Vegas sustained a 5.4 percent decline to $53.6 million.
   -North Las Vegas experienced a 7.2 percent drop $16.9 million.
   -Boulder Strip experienced a 3.2 percent decline, and Mesquite 
reported a 6.1 percent decrease.

   The Colorado River town of Laughlin was the sole Clark County 
region to generate an increase in win, which was up 1.5 percent to 
$44.1 million.
   In northern Nevada, Washoe County casinos reported an 8.4 percent 
increase in win from customers to $106.5 million.
   Reno's gaming properties experienced an 8.5 percent jump to $79 
million, and Sparks casinos were up 12 percent to $16.5 million.

Dave Berns
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