Nevada Gambling Revenue Pushed Down 5% By Bad Baccarat

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - By MICHELLE RINDELS/AP
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A poor showing from the high-roller game of baccarat and two fewer weekend days pushed Nevada gambling revenue down 5.2 percent in August compared with the same month last year, according to figures released Thursday.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said casinos in the state won just $861 million in August — the lowest monthly total since June 2015.

Still, the statewide total for the first eight months of 2016 is up 0.7 percent over the same period in 2015.

The August results for the entire state were driven by a 14.8 percent drop in Las Vegas Strip casino winnings, which totaled $450 million in August. Baccarat winnings for the state tumbled 42.1 percent in August, or $53.4 million.
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