Carson Valley, South Shore, casinos take hit in May |

Carson Valley, South Shore, casinos take hit in May

Kurt HildebrandStateline gaming numbers dropped 27 percent compared to May 2011, and reversed a three-year trend for improved numbers in May.

MINDEN – Casinos in the Carson Valley area took in about 10 percent less in gaming win in May compared to the same month last year, according to data released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Casinos in Carson City, Gardnerville, Minden and other areas in the county besides Lake Tahoe took in $8.25 million in May, down from $9.16 million the previous year.

The area is down 2.3 percent for the fiscal year.

South Shore casinos were hit hard in May, taking in $13.34 million compared to $18.25 million the previous year – a 27 percent drop.

In the fiscal year to date, however, which started in July 2011, South Shore is up .76 percent over the same time period the previous year.

May proved to be a hard month for the entire state, which saw a 10 percent drop in gaming win compared to May 2011. The state raked in roughly $885 million versus $984 million a year before.

The main source of gaming revenue for the state, Clark County, was down a little more than 10 percent, while Washoe County fell more than 5 percent in May.

In the fiscal year to date, the state is up 1.26 percent from the same time period the year before.

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