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April 11, 2013
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Chinese New Year, Strip increase Feb. gaming win

Baccarat play driven by Chinese New Year handed casinos a 15 percent increase in total win for February compared with January. Last year, January received the benefit of high-roller play from the annual celebration. As a result, win this January — without Chinese New Year — was down 12.4 percent. Overall, the $1.07 billion total was the highest since December 2007 and Game and Table win made up more than half of that at $531.5 million — an all time record for the state. Baccarat made up $263.9 million of that — a 131 percent increase over the same month …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Apr 11, 2013 01:48AM Published Apr 12, 2013 01:49AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.