Booming Gulf Coast casino revenues continue to buoy Mississippi’s statewide totals.
Figures from the state Revenue Department show casinos won $190 million in February, up 5 percent from $181 million in February 2015.
Gamblers lost $105 million at the 12 coastal casinos, 10 percent more than last February. Strong performance has continued through December’s opening of D’Iberville’s Scarlet Pearl casino.
The 16 Mississippi River casinos won $86 million, about equal to February 2015.
February was the seventh month in the last 12 that revenue rose statewide, as declines along the river have flattened out, while revenue has grown strongly along the coast.
Mississippi gambling revenue rose in 2015 for only the second time in eight years.
Numbers exclude Choctaw Indian casinos, which don’t report winnings to the state.
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