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Nevada Gaming Revenues Up 3.3% in May

The Silver State saw its gambling revenues rise once again in May, as the Nevada Gaming Control Board reported revenues up 3.3% to more than a billion dollars.

Revenues were higher due to the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight in Las Vegas, as casinos brought in $601.2 million during the month. The numbers could ave been much higher, but Baccarat gave a down result for the month. If Baccarat results are taken out of the equation, Vegas revenues were up 16.6% for the month.

North Las Vegas and Downtown Vegas saw the largest increases when Baccarat is still included, as their revenues were up 15% when compared to the same period last year.

For the month Nevada boosted its tax coffers with $62.8 million, up 14% from the same period last year.

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