South Lake Tahoe casino win up 2.3% in September |

South Lake Tahoe casino win up 2.3% in September

Geoff Dornan

September gaming win

Area: September Win (Percentage Change):

Statewide: $948.9 million (3.55%)

Carson Valley: $8.83 million (1.54%)

South Shore: $21.7 million (2.27%)

North Shore: $2.5 million (6.37%)

Washoe County: $74 million (3.6%)

Reno: $53.7 million (1.65%)

Clark County: $808.8 million (3.63%)

The Strip: $542.5 million (7.46%)

Source: Nevada Gaming Commission

Statewide gaming win totaled $948.9 million in September, a 3.55 percent increase over the same month last year, according the Nevada Gaming Commission.

Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton said the calendar helped with one more weekend day than last year. For the calendar year, statewide win still is down 1 percent, but he said it has recorded increases in four of the last six months.

Baccarat win was just $92.9 million in September, down 7.8 percent. Lawton said the amount bet on Baccarat was actually down more than 25 percent but the players weren’t nearly as lucky as they were last year.

Without Baccarat, statewide win would have been up 4.9 percent or $40.3 million.

North Shore casinos at Lake Tahoe had a good month, winning $2.5 million. That’s an increase of 6.4 percent, or $151,000. For the calendar year, North Shore casinos are up 6.8 percent and have only reported two decreases this year.

South Shore casinos at Stateline saw a 2.3 percent increase, $483,000 to a total of $21.7 million. Like their counterparts at the north end of the lake, South Tahoe casinos have seen just two monthly decreases this year.

The increase was driven primarily by blackjack, which was up 29.9 percent or $570,000 over September 2015.

Carson Valley, which includes valley portions of Douglas County as well as the capital, reported gaming win of $8.83 million. That’s 1.54 percent, or $134,000 more than the same month of 2015. The area still is down 1.3 percent this calendar year.

The only other reporting area down for the calendar year is the Las Vegas Strip, off about 1 percent for the year. But the Strip had a solid September, reporting $542.5 million in win, a 7.5 percent increase.

Washoe County casinos won a total of just more than $74 million in September. That’s a 3.6 percent or $2.5 million increase. Reno was only up by 1.6 percent but Sparks casinos reported a near 6 percent increase and “balance of county” casinos a 17.9 percent increase.

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