Nevada gaming revenues rise 3.3 percent in September
Forget about baccarat for at least one month.
Football wagering revenues offset declines in baccarat results during September, propelling Nevada to a modest gaming revenue increase.
Statewide, casinos collected $892.7 million in gaming revenues in September, a 3.3 percent increase compared to the same month a year ago according to figures released Thursday by the Gaming Control Board.
On the Strip, casinos collected $496.5 million from gamblers during the month, a 1.2 percent increase over September 2011.
Baccarat results – which have predominantly been the stepping-off point for whether or not that state and the Strip had a positive revenue month over the past few years – declined in September.