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Nevada Gambling Revenue Up 8 Percent In February

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(AP) — State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was up 8 percent in February compared with the same month a year ago and saw across-the-board gains.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that the state's casinos won $990 million in February.

Las Vegas Strip gambling revenue grew more than 7 percent to $570 million last month. Downtown Las Vegas brought in $51 million for a 17 percent gain.

Reno casino revenue was up 7 percent to $48 million, and South Lake Tahoe revenue was up 4 percent to $16 million in February.

The state collected almost $51 million in tax money based off the winnings, which is down 13 percent from the same time last year.