Something unusual happened at Mississippi casinos in May.
The 12 Coast casinos, which saw improved revenue in March and April, weren’t as lucky in May. Revenue dropped by $7.7 million, to $96.2 million from $103.9 million in May 2016.
That’s a 0.4 increase for the river casinos and a 7 percent decrease for Coast casinos.
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May 2016 was particularly strong in South Mississippi and the best since May 2008. The slide in revenue for May 2017 puts the Coast market $10 million, or 2 percent, behind the same January through May period last year. The first five months of 2016 the Coast casinos had $510 in gross casino revenue compared to $500 million this year.
Casino revenue in millions
Source: Mississippi Department of Revenue, Gaming Commission