Latest figures from the Nevada Gaming Control Board show a further decline in revenues on both The Strip in Las Vegas and across the gambling state -- the ninth consecutive month in which revenues have gone downhill.
Gaming revenues across Nevada were down 5.4 percent to a billion dollars compared with September 2007, officials reported. On The Strip, revenues dipped 5.1 percent to $525.1 million over last year's equivalent.
The bottom line was that Nevada was $10 million in tax income down from the same period last year, receiving only $63.5 million.
A statistician with the Board described the decline as "alarming" and predicted that the October 2008 figures are unlikely to show a better picture.
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