Gambling Revenue Up Again


The Mississippi gambling industry continued to see its revenues decline in August.

The Mississippi State Tax Commission says that winnings in the state's 30 casinos was up in May by $19.2 million more than in April, according to Forbes, but revenues are still below the May 2008 earnings. The casinos took in $224.3 million last month, which is about $11.4 million less than the same month last year.

The winnings quoted does not include revenue from other casino-related activities, such as hotel, restaurant and bar earnings. Mississippi River and Gulf Coast casinos both reported an increase in winnings over the previous month.


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