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Jeff Mullins

ELKO – Nevada casinos reported a 3.33 percent increase in revenue for September, but the results in Elko County were a mixed bag.

West Wendover casinos rolled to a 10.8 percent increase with revenue of $17.1 million. Casinos in the remainder of the county, however, dropped 5.6 percent with revenues of $7.5 million.

Statewide, nonrestricted gaming licensees reported a total gaming win of $979.8 million for the month, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

The biggest percentage gain was at North Lake Tahoe at 16.5 percent. The biggest percentage decrease was North Las Vegas at 8.2 percent.

Data released Tuesday also show casinos won $44.4 million from the total wagered in sports, the fifth-highest sports pool win ever. The lucrative month for sports books, which beat the record set in November 2015, was driven by football betting.

“It was a strong month as far as betting activity,” Michael Lawton, senior research analyst for the board, said. “Football was extremely strong. It was also a good betting month in baseball.”

For the fiscal year that began in July the gaming win has increased just over 5 percent.

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