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Nevada Sees Gaming Revenue Jump 7.4% In September

The state of Nevada is reporting that September 2013's gaming revenues have jumped by a whopping 7.4%, due in no small part to a boxing tournament and big baccarat play.

The financial results for the state are a positive note in a market that has been struggling for quite some time.

For the month, Las Vegas Strip revenues were up 13.4% from the same period last year to $563.1 million. Downtown Las Vegas saw revenues of $45.3 million, which was up 2%. The biggest gainer for the month was South Lake Tahoe, which saw its revenues up 23.2% for the 30 day period.

Reno casinos has a bad month though, as revenues dropped 2.3% to $48.3 million, while Washoe County also had a rough period, seeing revenues drop 3.8%.

The monthly totals brought in $62.9 million for the state's tax coffers.

In terms of gameplay, table games brought in $377.9 million, which was up 13.5% from the same period last year. Baccarat accounted for a large portion of that total, bringing in $116.6 million.