The Nevada Gaming Control Board has announced the state's May gaming revenues, noting that the Silver State brought in $958 million in gaming revenues, down slightly from last year.
The numbers are slightly lower than last year, when the Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao fight took place. Still, the numbers were quite impressive, as the Las Vegas Strip brought in $5321 million in May, while downtown Las Vegas winnings were up 13% to $50 million. The Boulder Strip brought in $78 million, and North Las Vegas revenues were up 28% to $27 million.
Speaking about the results NGCB analyst Mike Lawton said, "At the end of the day, we were facing a tough comparison. We don't hit $1 billion too many times. Last May was a hugely successful month that was driven by a strong events calendar."
The numbers were less rosy in Reno though, as casino revenue dropped 5% to $50 million, while Lake Tahoe also experienced a drop, bringing in $14 million.