Nevada casinos set nine-month record

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Nevada casinos set a record in November, reporting a ninth straight month of $1bn or more in house winnings, providing another sign that gambling in the state has returned to pre-pandemic levels.

The $1.32bn in casino winnings reported statewide in November was up from $1.22bn in October and almost reached the record $1.36bn figure set last July, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reported.

The streak beat the previous record of eight consecutive months set before the recession, from October 2006 to May 2007, board senior analyst Michael Lawton said.

Nevada sports betting also set records, reaping a record $72m in November on sports wagers totaling $1.1bn.

Lawton said the previous record was $61.8m in sports bets won by casinos in November 2020 and he noted sportsbooks took in more than $1bn in wagers in consecutive months for the first time. Most sports wagers were made with mobile betting apps.

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