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The Nevada State Gaming Control Board is reporting that the Silver State saw a 17% jump in casino revenues in July when compared to the same period last year.
The results are being attributed mainly to the performance of the Las Vegas Strip, which had a strong month by bringing in $597 million in revenues, up 28% over the same period last year. Downtown Vegas saw revenues of $41 million, which was up 6% over last year.
The city of Reno had a rough month, bringing in just $46 million, which was down 9% from last year. South Lake Tahoe brought in $30 million, which was flat from the same period last year.
Overall, the state of Nevada brought in $68 million in taxes, which was up 40% from the same period last year.