Casino revenue falls
Mississippi casinos stumbled in 2017’s first month, winning almost seven percent less from gamblers.
State revenue department figures show gamblers statewide lost $166 million in January compared to $178 million in the same month in 2016. The 12 coastal casinos posted revenue of $99 million, down from $101 million in January 2016. Revenue on the Gulf Coast has been generally rising since mid-2014.
Receipts tumbled more than 13 percent at the 16 Mississippi river casinos to $67 million in January compared to $77 million a year ago.
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