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Nevada casinos report 2019 high, best September in winnings

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Posted at 2:56 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 17:56:08-04

Nevada casinos took in nearly $1.06 billion in winnings last month — a high for 2019 and a record for September in a key index of state fiscal health.

Nevada Gaming Control Board analyst Michael Lawton attributes Wednesday's healthy "gaming win" report to an increase in slot machine play and results from Las Vegas Strip and Clark County casinos.

Lawton says a 6.8% increase in the monthly figure compared with the same month a year ago was the fourth straight increase in the year-to-year comparison.

The state took in almost $66.4 million in taxes on the September 2019 figures.

The $1.059 billion tally topped the previous September best of $1.058 billion in 2007 by just $100,000.

October 2007 was the best month ever for casino winnings, at $1.165 billion.