Wednesday, March 28, 2018|10:13 a.m.
Nevada casinos continued a winning streak in February, topping the $1 billion mark in betting incomes for the 2nd month in a row.
The state Gaming Control panel reported today that the $1.02 billion that casinos statewide made from gamblers amounted to a 7.7 percent boost compared to the same month in 2017.
For the fiscal year starting last July, the so-called “gaming win” has actually increased 2.3 percent.
The state gained nearly $44.2 million in percentage charges based upon the taxable incomes created in February.
That was a 15 percent decline from the very same period in 2017, when the state gathered almost $52 million.
Gambling establishments on the Las Vegas Strip logged jackpots of more than $603 million for the month, up more than 11 percent from a year previously.
That was just under 60 percent of the statewide total.