Nevada casinos raked in $49.6 million more in April than in the same month of 2011 - a 6.2 percent increase.
The increase was primarily due to strengthening play in Southern Nevada's major tourist markets. Total gaming revenue for the state was $855.7 million, putting the statewide total up 2.5 percent for the 10 months of this fiscal year - $8.98 billion.
With one less Friday and one less Saturday in the month than last year, local markets - including Carson City - didn't fare as well.
The Carson Valley area, which includes valley portions of Douglas County, suffered a …