By Sean Whaley | Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY — Nevada’s casino winnings took a tumble
in March after two strong months in 2012, dropping 10.9 percent compared to March 2011, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Thursday.
Nevada's share of gaming revenue declines in March.
The decline was led by Clark County markets, including the Las Vegas Strip, which was down 14.9 percent over March 2011.
Casinos statewide brought in $854.6 million from gamblers in March, about $100 million less than in March a year ago.
The decline comes after the Nevada gaming industry reported gains of 18.4 percent in January and 5.7 percent in February.
Gov. Brian Sandoval said he was still awaiting full details on the March report, but noted the state is ahead for the fiscal year even with a slow month.
“Of course we want to see numbers going up, but in the big picture this is one month in time, and that for the year we’re still ahead,” he said. “We’re going to have some ups and downs with regard to this but over all Nevada is strong and we’re doing well.”