The Gaming Control Board announced that the gaming revenues for the month of June have dropped.
The roulette wins in Las Vegas casinos had a drop of nineteen percent while statewide roulette dropped by more than fourteen percent.
Despite the roulette decline, the board announced that the roulette wins statewide were more than twenty three million dollars to which over seventeen million dollars was from the Las Vegas casinos.
Gov. Kenny Guinn said that the decrease in roulette wins and other casino games are blamed on increasing gas prices.
Frank Streshley of the Nevada State Gaming Board Control said that he had not discussed it with the casinos in the rural areas but according to him the Las Vegas casinos are still strong and positive about the industry.
According to the figures, baccarat is the only game that has soared with twenty two percent or an equivalent of more than forty one million dollars.
Aside from the roulette games, the slot wins have dropped to a seven percent low on the Strip while craps had a thirty three percent decline statewide and a forty one percent decrease on the Strip.
Meanwhile, blackjack had over eighteen percent decline statewide and a twenty six percent drop on the Strip.
August 28, 2006