Clark County's March gaming win declines

Clark County's March gaming win declinesClark County’s gaming win fell 3.59 percent to $796.69 million during March during the same period a year ago, according to figures released Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

But the rest of the state did not do any better as the statewide win for March was also 3.04 percent lower at $922.27 million. Every jurisdiction in Nevada from which the Board reports casino win posted decreases for the month.

The casino win  from the Las Vegas Strip was off 3.95 percent to $486.82 million during March with the decrease in Asian activityand increasing regional competition playing a role, according to several industry veterans.

They noted that special events of one kind or another are factors in drawing  travelers to Las Vegas and the events planned around the opening of MGM’s T-Mobile Arena in early April probably had Las Vegas regulars delaying what would have been March trips.

Downtown Las Vegas casinos, the so-called Fremont Street corridor, reported a March casino win that was 4.19 percent lower than last year to $51.31 million. North Las Vegas and the Boulder  Strip casinos decreased 8.78 and 7.47 percent, respectively, to $26.73 million and $75.19 million.

Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. Email: .

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