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Nevada casinos had a big 2017 as the Nevada Gaming Control Board revealed that revenues for brick and mortar casinos were up 3.7% when compared to 2016.
The numbers revealed that casinos brought in $26.2 billion for the year, which was a big improvement on the year prior. The state received $852.2 million in gambling tax money, which equals 7.7% of all casino revenue for the year. The Vegas Strip rose 3.9% for the year to $17.7 billion, with profits of $814 million, up 191.4% from the year prior. Downtown Las Vegas raked in $1.2 billion in revenues, up 10.3% from last year, while profits reached $110.3 million.
No details on the state's online poker numbers were available as of press time.
The impressive haul for Nevada comes despite a mass-shooting that took place in October that resulted in 58 murders and 546 injuries.