Vegas Strip casinos show an increase of 28.9% in May winnings

Jul 11, 2011 7:21 PM

The Las Vegas Strip may have lost a bit of it’s luster on the world gaming stage, with the tiny Chinese enclave Macau becoming No. 1 in gaming revenues, but that doesn’t mean gamblers have forgotten the joys of playing in style.

Proof came Monday with the announcement that Strip casinos show an increase of 28.9% in May winnings, according to the Las Vegas Gaming Control Board.

Total Strip winning was $550.4 million compared to $450.2 million in May of 2010. On the state level, the board reported May winnings of $984 million, a 16 percent jump over the $847.1 million reported last year.

All Clark County areas reported increases except for Laughlin where the casinos reported a decline of 10.6%.