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State's casinos see decline in winnings

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s 30 state-licensed casinos saw a $14-million drop in winnings from gamblers between May and June, according to figures released Monday by the Department of Revenue.

Players left behind $189.6 million in June, down from $203.2 million in May. The figure was up from June 2009, when Mississippi’s casinos won $189.2 million.

Along the Coast, 11 casinos took in $87.2 million last month, down from $95.2 million in May. In June 2009, the coast casinos took in $84.2 million.

The 19 casinos along the Mississippi River, including Tunica, Vicksburg, Greenville, Lula and Natchez, won $102.3 million last month, down from $107.8 million in May, and trailed June 2009 when the casinos won $105 million.

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