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Las Vegas September Numbers Aren't Very Promising

The Nevada Gaming Control Board released its September 2011 numbers on Wednesday, and the results are not very impressive.

Statewide, casinos took in $864 million from gamblers, $53.8 million less than the year before. Taxes paid by casinos were also down 8.9% from August to $51.4 million.

Other numbers released showed:

  • Baccarat players wagered $647.4 million, down 34.7% from the same period last year ($344 million)

  • On baccarat, casinos won $81.9 million, which is a decline of 36.2% year over year

  • Slot players wagered $11.5 billion, up 2% from the same period last year ($172.7 million).

  • Table bets including baccarat were $2.5 billion, down 4.4% from the same period last year ($115 million)

  • Overall Las Vegas gambling revenue dropped 5.7% to $490.9 million.

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