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Nevada Poker Rooms Rake $8.9M In May

Revenue Up Year-Over-Year Despite Decrease In Rooms

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Silver State poker rooms raked a combined $8,917,000 in May, according to figures released by gaming regulators. The amount was an increase of four tenths of a percentage point compared to May 2016.

There were 62 poker rooms with a combined 724 tables during month. There were 755 tables between 67 rooms in May 2016. So, revenue per table increased from $11,766 last May to $12,316 this year, according to the state data.

Monte Carlo, which had eight tables, was one of the five poker rooms to close in the past year. So was the nine-table room at the Luxor. The three-table poker room at Hard Rock closed in March.

On or around the Las Vegas Strip, where the bulk of Nevada’s poker revenue is generated, there were 18 rooms with 398 table between them. Those rooms took in $5,756,000, up slightly year-over-year. Poker on the state’s main casino corridor accounted for 65 percent of the state total.

The annual World Series of Poker kicked off May 31 at the Rio Hotel and Casino, located just off the Strip. The WSOP has begun in late May since 2008.

The three poker rooms in Downtown Las Vegas raked a combined $304,000 in May, up 4.5 percent year-over-year. There are 26 poker tables on Fremont St.

The rest of Clark County had about $2 million in poker rake.