|Posted: February 27, 2016, 3:38 pm - IP Logged|
~with my compliments
Tough month to match; Nevada casino win down in January
A drop in the number of people playing the table game baccarat and a comparatively busy January a year ago contributed to a 2.9 percent decrease in Nevada casino winnings last month, according to regulatory data made public Friday. Overall, the house won just over $925 million last month, down from almost $953 million in the first month of 2015, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. “We were facing (a) pretty difficult comparison,” said Michael Lawton, senior research analyst for the regulatory board. Lawton noted that Las Vegas hosted two UFC events and a boxing championship in the first month of 2015, and benefited from pre-game betting ahead of the Super Bowl football championship, held Feb. 1. ...