Nevada Gaming Control Board statistics show a statewide gaming win of $945.6 million, a 4.48 percent decrease compared to February 2016, when the win was $989.9 million.
February’s gaming numbers for non-restricted casinos, those with table games and 15 or more slots, did show a 2.71 percent increase in the win for the fiscal year, July 1, 2016, through February. Clark County saw a decline of 4.35 percent for February and an increase of 2.82 percent for the fiscal year.
The Las Vegas Strip had a 4.98 percent drop in February but saw a 3.18 percent increase for the fiscal year. On the Boulder Strip, February was down 9.12 percent, and the fiscal year was up .11 percent. In North Las Vegas, the February gaming win dropped 7 percent but it was up for the fiscal year by 1.69 percent. In downtown Las Vegas, the February win was up 2.22 percent.
Observers note that part of the monthly decline was because Chinese New Year was entirely in February in 2016. In 2017, it occurred mostly in January, with some dates in February. In addition, February 2016 had an extra day due to Leap Year.
In Reno, the gaming win was down 6.67 percent in February and up 2.44 percent for the fiscal year. Sparks saw revenue drop 5.5 percent in February.
In North Lake Tahoe, gaming revenue dipped by 3.66 percent for February and 2.16 percent for the fiscal year. Revenue in South Lake Tahoe was down 6.93 percent in February and up 6.37 percent for the fiscal year.
In the Carson Valley area, revenue was down 3.92 percent in February but up 0.35 percent for the fiscal year.