JACKSON — Strong July results from Gulf Coast casinos continue to buoy overall results at Mississippi’s gambling halls.
Meanwhile, an improving trend since April among casinos along the Mississippi River hints revenue may finally stop shrinking there.
State Revenue Department figures show casinos statewide won $189.6 million from gamblers in July, up 5 percent from $180.3 million in July 2014.
The 11 coastal casinos won $104.2 million, up 9 percent from last year. The 17 river casinos won $85.4 million, up slightly from July 2015.
It’s the 10th monthly increase in the last year for coastal casinos, but only the fourth increase in the last 37 months along the river. Statewide revenue has risen more than 2 percent in 2015.
Numbers exclude Choctaw Indian casinos, which don’t report winnings to the state.
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