JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Casino revenue rebounded in November after a dismal October, with Gulf Coast casinos posting strong gains and gambling halls along the Mississippi River showing smaller declines.
State Revenue Department figures released this month show gamblers lost $161 million statewide in November, up almost 4 percent from November 2016's $155 million.
Receipts rose 8 percent to $95 million at the 12 coastal casinos.
The 16 river casinos posted winnings of $66 million, down 2 percent from November 2016.
Statewide revenue is down 2.5 percent so far in 2017, with coast casinos flat and river casinos losing about 5 percent. Casinos in that region have seen years of declines, while those on the coast have seen three years of gains.
Numbers exclude Choctaw Indian casinos, which don't report winnings to the state.
- Mississippi casinos take more from gamblers in November
- Mississippi casinos take less from gamblers in January
- Mississippi city could be getting first casino
- UPDATE: Sports betting legalized in Mississippi casinos
- Mississippi casino sale canceled after antitrust questions
- Mississippi Choctaws voting on proposal to create 4th casino
- Mississippi casinos oppose video gambling in gas stations
- Mississippi casino revenue fell 2 percent in 2017
- Mississippi casino revenue rises in May on coastal results
- Mississippi sees record low unemployment in November