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Nevada casinos post $1B+ in gaming wins in March 2021 for first time during pandemic

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Posted at 7:34 AM, Apr 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-27 15:07:10-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada casinos continue to show an uptick in business in 2021 as gaming officials report the Silver State took in more than $1 billion in "winnings" last month.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported the latest figures on Tuesday, showing casinos' biggest take since the COVID pandemic began.

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The March gaming numbers also represent a 72% gain from March 2020, when the pandemic shutdowns started, and a solid jump up from the $772 million figure in February 2021.

Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip took in more than $501 million last month, a 67% increase from last year, with downtown casinos winning $70 million, a 63% increase from the same time in 2020.