NEVADA GAMING WIN DIPS IN APRIL

June 11, 2001 7:13 PM
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Nevada's gaming win was down 1.45 percent in April to $774.2 million compared with April 2000, according to figures released Monday by the state Gaming Control Board.

The Las Vegas Strip experienced a dip of 4.3 percent, from $388.5 million to $371.7 million, leading an overall decline in Clark County revenues, which fell slightly, from $625.8 million in April 2000, to $624.8 million.

The results contrast with March, when statewide win was up 2.05 percent compared with the previous year. Clark County win was up 2.08 percent in March. Strip win was up 1.69 percent.

Statewide, the Boulder Strip saw the largest percentage increase in April, 13.87 percent, from $46.3 million to $52.7 million.

Washoe County, meanwhile, continued a trend toward declining revenues. Reno's gaming win fell 9.95 percent, from $76.2 million to $68.6 million. North Lake Tahoe's win was down about $300,000 to $2.5 million, while Sparks experienced a slight increase, 0.46 percent, to $13.6 million. County win overall fell 8.2 percent to $90.6 million.

In the other major gaming venues, Downtown Las Vegas' win was up 3 percent in April to $59.8 million. Mesquite saw a 13.05 percent rise to $9.3 million. South Lake Tahoe revenues were down 10.1 percent to $22.4 million compared with the $25 million won in April 2000.