LAS VEGAS (AP) – An annual report shows a decrease in employees at Nevada’s biggest casinos and anemic revenues during the 12 months that followed a statewide casino shutdown over the pandemic in 2020.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Thursday in its annual Nevada Gaming Abstract that 302 casinos lost more than $206 million in the 12 months ending last June 30.
That compared with net income of almost $2.9 billion reaped by 267 casinos a year earlier.
The report said the average number of employees decreased 18% during the fiscal 2021 reporting period, from almost 136,000 to about 111,500.
State health officials have reported nearly 550,000 coronavirus cases and over 8,600 deaths during the pandemic.
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