Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Sun
Monday, April 30, 2018 | 1:30 p.m.
Nevada casinos have crossed the $1 billion revenue mark for the third consecutive month.
Regulators released data today showing casinos statewide earned about $1.03 billion from gamblers in March. That's a 3.4 percent increase compared to the same month last year.
Data from the Nevada Gaming Control Board shows Las Vegas Strip casinos saw their winnings jump 9.1 percent to about $574 million.
Casinos in downtown Las Vegas reported the sharpest decline among the markets monitored across the state. Those casinos reported revenue of about $54 million, down 14.2 percent.
Winnings also decreased in Stateline, on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. Revenue there was about $14.6 million, down 12.9 percent.
The state benefited with about $75.8 million in percentage fees based on the taxable revenues generated in March.