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Mississippi casino revenue rises strongly in September

Mississippi casinos raked in the chips from gamblers in September, with statewide casino revenue increasing nearly 4 percent.

Figures released by the state Revenue Department show casinos won $171 million from gamblers in September, up from $165 million in September 2015.

Gamblers lost $98 million at the 12 coastal casinos, up 7 percent from last September. It’s the 23nd increase for coastal casinos in the last 28 months.

Revenue rose less than 1 percent at the 16 Mississippi River casinos, climbing to just above $73 million. But that’s a good result along the river, where receipts have risen in only eight of the last 51 months.

Numbers exclude Choctaw Indian casinos, which don’t report winnings to the state.

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