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Nevada casino winnings report charts slow return of gamblers

Posted at 9:49 AM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 00:41:26-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos in Nevada reported sluggish results in house winnings last month, resulting from a slow return of business following more than two months of coronavirus closures.

The state Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that casino winnings of $757 million in July were down almost 26.2% compared with more than $1 billion a year ago.

A board analyst says casinos continue to face challenges, particularly on the Las Vegas Strip, due to limited air travel, lack of mid-week convention business and the absence of arena events and entertainment options.

Still, he says a 35.5% month-to-month increase from June to July exceeded board expectations.