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Closed Casinos Yielded Near-Zero Nevada Tax Revenue In May

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos that were closed through May due to the coronavirus pandemic yielded nearly no tax revenue for Nevada.

That's according to a monthly Gaming Control Board report posted Tuesday.

Gambling establishments statewide reported a 99.4% decrease in house winnings compared with the same month a year ago. A small amount of revenue came from mobile sports betting and interactive poker.

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The state collected just $56,000 in taxes based on May revenues, down 99.9% from a year ago.

Casinos were allowed to reopen June 4 after being closed in mid-March to prevent people from gathering and spreading the COVID-19 illness.