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Casino Win This January Bigger Than Last

State analysts say Nevada casinos were bigger winners in January than they were a year ago.

Nevada's Gaming Control Board released the latest statistics Friday showing the state's casinos won $952.7 million in January, up nearly 8 percent compared to a year earlier.

Gambling revenue is up 15 percent on the Las Vegas Strip and 14 percent in Reno, Nevada.

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Casino wins didn't extend to downtown Las Vegas where the amount gamblers lost at slot machines and table games was down more than 10 percent.

The report says Nevada collected $68.4 million in taxes based on the month's gambling revenue, about 2 percent less than a year ago.
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