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Nevada casino, tourism, airport data reflect May closures

Posted at 11:25 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 02:25:53-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos that were closed through May due to the coronavirus pandemic yielded nearly no tax revenue for Nevada.

The state Gaming Control Board on Tuesday reported a 99.4% decrease in house winnings compared with the same month a year ago, and a 99.9% drop in taxes.

Tourism officials charted a nearly 96% drop in visitor volume last month, compared with May 2019.

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas reported a 91.5% decrease in monthly passenger traffic.

Casinos were allowed to reopen June 4 with some other businesses after being closed in mid-March.