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Coast casinos raked in more winnings in October

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The 11 Coast casinos won $88.2 million in October, up from $88.1 million in October 2010.

The Sun Herald reports this is the sixth month this year gross casino revenue in South Mississippi topped 2010 levels, according to the report released yesterday by the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

Winnings to date this year total $934.4 million, ahead of last year’s pace of $928.7 million at the Coast casinos.

Revenue declined at the river casinos in October, dropping from $103.5 million in October 2010 to $94 million.

Total revenue for Mississippi casinos declined by 5 percent to $182.2 million in October compared to 2010.

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