The state of Nevada saw its April gambling revenues rise 6.2% over the same period in 2011 to $855.7 million, a positive sign for the struggling gambling industry.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported that revenues on the Vegas Strip rose by 7.5% to $459.4 million, with baccarat and slot machine showing the largest increases in revenue.
Downtown Las Vegas generated $49 million in revenues, which is up 25% over the same period last year.
Outside of Sin City, Reno's casinos brought in $38 million, down 19% from the same period last year. South Lake Tahoe also saw a dip for the month, bringing in $14 million, down 4% from April 2011.
For the month, the NGCB reported that Nevada received $49 million in taxes for April; up 14% over the same period last year.