Nevada breaks $1 billion again in February

For the second consecutive month, Nevada‘s statewide gaming win broke the billion-dollar threshold, thanks to Chinese New Year falling in February this year rather than January as it did last year. The take was $1,017,914,000, up nearly 8% from the same month last year and beat January 2018 numbers by $2.89 million.

While the numbers were all over the board with modest increases and declines in all nearly all categories, the Strip buoyed the aggregate number with an astounding 82.5% increase in baccarat wins clocking in $79.7 million for the month.

While sportsbooks continued a more than 4 year month to month winning streak, February was not kind to the books showing a nearly 50% decline over the same month last year. American football wagering took in less than $2.5m …