Mississippi casinos on the Gulf Coast still provide strong revenue reports in
August. However, gambling halls along the Mississippi River have not proven to
have done as well.
The Mississippi Revenue Department released the state's gaming report for last
month. $171 million was earned by the casinos. That is 1 percent less than last
year. The reported amount for August 2015 was $172.7 million.
State casinos along the river reported a lower revenue than the same time last
year by 3.6 percent. Last month the revenue was $73 million. Of the last 50
months, 43 of those have seen lower earnings.
Coastal casinos saw 1 percent growth in August. The total amount earned last
month from gamblers was $98 million. In the last 27 months, 22 have shown an
Choctaw Indian casinos were not included in the report because they are not
required to report their earnings to the state.
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