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Nevada casinos on hot streak, report $1B in monthly winnings

Posted at 4:56 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 19:56:13-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos continued a hot streak in January, topping $1 billion in house winnings for the second consecutive month and eighth time in the last year.

The state Gaming Control Board on Friday reported the statewide "casino win" figure was up almost 5.5% compared with the same month in 2019.

A board analyst says casinos reported increases in all categories, including table games, blackjack, roulette, sports betting, slot machines and baccarat.

Baccarat is an Asian tourist favorite, and Chinese Lunar New Year was in January this year. The state collected $73 million in gambling taxes based on the monthly figure.