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Nevada Gaming Numbers Show Improvement

The Nevada Gaming Control Board released its September gambling numbers on Thursday, rvealing that revenues on the Las Vegas Strip were up 2% from the same period last year.

Nevada casinos won $916.3 million from gamblers in September, up 1.5% from the same period last year. That revenue was attributed to higher baccarat action, which was up 23.2% to $100.5 million. The Las Vegas Strip brought in $504.8 million for the month and Fremont Street brought in $47.5 million.

The state's tax coffers got $58 million during the month, which is actually down 12.2% from last year.

For the year, statewide gambling revenues are up 0.3%, but Las Vegas Strip casinos are down 1.5%. No online poker numbers were reported in the update, as Nevada generally doesn't update its cyber betting numbers.

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