Reno casinos finally a winner in April - Sunday 12th of June 2005
Reno casinos won more from gamblers in April compared with last year even without a major bowling tournament in town, making it the first month this year to show growth, according to a report released Thursday.
Reno casinos won $60.94 million from bettors that month, up 0.2 percent from the $60.8 million won in April 2004, according to the report from the Gaming Control Board.
Most years, either the American Bowling Congress or Women’s International Bowling Congress take place in the spring at the National Bowling Stadium, bringing 65,000 or more visitors to town during their months-long runs. But every three years is an off year.
Reno is looking up, definitely, even without the bowlers, said George Buddy, general manager at the Nugget Casino downtown. We have enough tourists coming in from the Bay Area. We have a lot of tour busses coming in. Things have been great.
The increase is even more impressive given the strong showing in April 2004, which was 4.7 percent higher than 2003, and the recent expansions of Thunder Valley Casino and other Sacramento-area tribal casinos, said Frank Streshley, senior research analyst for the GCB.
Considering the comparison, we were pleased with the number, Streshley said.
The amount Reno casinos won on table games was down more than 6 percent to $13.4 million, but the amount won on slots was up 1.9 percent, accounting for the overall gain.
April was strong statewide, with the total Nevada win up 6.12 percent to $878.22 million, according to the report.
Other Northern Nevada markets on the report include:
* Sparks, up 3.2 percent in April to $14.2 million in win.
* North Lake Tahoe, up 1.24 percent to $2.69 million.
* Carson City, Minden and Gardnerville, up 18.74 percent to $10.66 million.
* South Lake Tahoe, down 5.22 percent to $23.58 million.
The South Shore market continues to struggle, Streshley said. They had strong slot win, but a decline of 32.5 percent on table games.
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