Poker News Daily is reporting that despite the uplift on Wall Street, casino gaming revenues in Nevada have continued on a downward spiral for the 16th month in a row.
On the Las Vegas Strip, home of the upcoming Bellagio Cup as part of the eighth season of the World Poker Tour (WPT) and the ongoing 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Rio, revenues were off 15.79% in April year over year to $441 million. In Downtown Las Vegas, the previous home of the WSOP, gambling win slid 14.03% to $45 million. North Las Vegas was one of only two areas that saw an increase in gambling revenues year over year in April, as win grew by 5.39% to $23 million.
The article goes on to report current revenues county by county, and includes a list of the % decline from January 2008 – April 2009.
Read the article, “Nevada Gambling Revenues Drop 14% in April“.
Okay, I’ll d my part. I’m heading to Vegas in November; will play no limit Texas hold’em, and hopefully get to witness some part of the final table of the 2009 WSOP!
How about you? When are you headed to Vegas?