Casino revenue up on Coast, down overall in state

December 22, 2014
By Sun Herald

JACKSON -- Increased revenue from Coast casinos could not make up for the loss of revenue from casinos along the Mississippi River in November.

Overall, revenue was down 5 percent, from $164 million in November 2013 to $156 million last month.

Mississippi casino revenue fell in November, as continued weakness at casinos along the Mississippi River outweighed gains on the Gulf Coast.

The 12 Coast casinos won $82.8 million, up less than 1 percent from November 2013. The number is up despite losing the Margaritaville Casino in September.

The 17 river casinos won $73.1 million, down 10 percent from November 2013.

It's the 25th month out of 29 that casinos have won less from gamblers compared to the previous year.

Coast casinos are performing much better, with revenue rising slightly over the last year. Statewide revenue rose in October thanks to strength at Coast casinos.

The numbers exclude Choctaw Indian casinos, which don't report winnings to the state.

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