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Nevada Casino Winnings Down 5.7% in April

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Regulators say monthly casino winnings in Nevada decreased 5.7% in April, to a little more than $810 million, compared with the same month a year ago.

The state Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday that state tax collections based on those winnings was just under $40 million, or 23.4% less than last year.

North Las Vegas and the Boulder Strip in Clark County, and North and South Lake Tahoe all showed steep drops in casino win during the month.

Only the Carson Valley area, Mesquite and Wendover showed any increase.

On the Las Vegas Strip, casino winnings were down just under 1%.

The report shows an overall decrease in casino winnings of about 4% for the first 10 months of the 2010 fiscal year, ending June 30.

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