State’s gaming numbers improve

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The Las Vegas Strip continues to suffer compared to the rest of the state’s casinos in July, but the Nevada gaming industry overall, including the Strip, improved markedly from June with most of that coming from the valley’s local casinos.

According to figures released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board Wednesday, Nevada’s casinos won $756.7 million in July, a 26.1% percent decrease from the $1.02 billion won in July 2019 as the industry makes its comeback from the shutdown over the coronavirus. That’s a big improvement over June when the casinos reopened June 4. Nevada’s casinos won $566.8 million in June, a 45.5% decrease over June 2019.

In July, Clark County’s casinos won $612.8 million, a 28.8% decline from July 2019 when it was $861 million. Under the category of balance of Clark County, which includes many locals’ casinos, win revenue was up 6.25% from July 2019.

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The Las Vegas Strip fell 39.1%; downtown fell 20.6%, North Las Vegas fell 28.4%; and the Boulder Strip fell 19.9%.

In Clark County, slot machine revenue fell 25.2% in July compared to 2019. Table game revenue fell 35.8%. Race book revenue was up 3.93% to $2.6 million. Sportsbook revenue was $5.7 million, a decline of 43.8%.

In June, Clark County saw a win decline of 51%. The Strip was down 61.3%. Downtown fell 55.55%. North Las Vegas fell 23.3%. The Boulder Strip fell 32.4%. The balance of Clark County fell 26.1%.

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Buck Wargo is a former journalist with the Los Angeles Times and has been based in Las Vegas as a business, real estate and gaming reporter since 2005.

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