The state of Nevada saw its gambling revenues rise last month, as baccarat revenues helped prop up the state's casinos in the first month of the year.
Baccarat represented $137.7 million of the $952.7 million won by casinos in January. Those numbers were up 69% from the same period last year, but the amount of money wagered was 13% less than the same period last year.
The $952.7 million haul is up 8% from the same period last year. Revenue on the Las Vegas Strip was up 15%, while Reno was up 14%. Downtown Las Vegas did suffer during the month though, as revenues were down 10%.
Nevada tax revenue on gambling winnings were $68.4 million, down 2% from the same period last year.
Although reasons for the increased Baccarat play have not been revealed, punters from China may be visiting Las Vegas more as China has a corruption crackdown on their politicians.