Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | 8:57 a.m.
CARSON CITY — Nevada casinos won $852 million in April, essentially flat from the same month a year ago.
Overall, gaming revenue statewide was down 0.2 percent for the month, the state Gaming Control Board reported.
Gross win before expenses and taxes on the Las Vegas Strip rose to $462.9 million an increase of 3.1 percent from a year ago.
The gaming win at downtown Las Vegas casinos fell 2.4 percent; North Las Vegas was off 1.9 percent; Laughlin dropped 4.3 percent; the Boulder Strip was off 2.5 percent; Mesquite was down 4.1 percent; and the balance of Clark County decreased by 2.3 percent.
Washoe County casinos recorded their third straight month of declining win, falling 2.2 percent. South Lake Tahoe dropped 42.2 percent, but Lawton said that was due mainly to the timing in counting slot machine revenue.
Carson City ended three months of a decline with a 1.5 percent increase in gaming win. Elko County was off 4.1 percent.
The board reported that for this fiscal casinos have paid $626.1 million in gross revenue taxes, an increase of 0.78 percent.