Two good months can erase four negative months. That was the case in the last six months of Nevada gaming revenues. A double-digit increase in January was followed two months later by a boost of nearly 8 percent, pushing gaming revenues in the state up for the period by almost 2 percent.
The Las Vegas Strip, which contributes almost 60 percent of state gaming revenue, also did well in slots with a much higher hold percentage. But tables were very volatile, dipping more than 10 percent in April and producing almost flat revenues for the six-month period. This report was compiled by the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, from reports issued by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.