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Hot streak cools, but Nevada casinos still win $954 million

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -

A three-month hot streak cooled, but the $954 million that Nevada casinos earned from gamblers in April beat the year-to-year figure by nearly 7.6 percent.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Thursday that statewide figure was below $1 billion for the first time since January.

But for fiscal year beginning last July, so-called "gaming win" is up 2.9 percent.

The state reaped almost $53.4 million in fees based on revenues generated in April. That was a solid 20 percent increase from the same period in 2017.

The Las Vegas Strip casinos saw winnings increase almost 5.1 percent from April 2017, to $499.5 million. That was more than half the statewide total.

Downtown Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Boulder Highway casinos reported double-digit increases, along with South Lake Tahoe.

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