Colorado Casinos Rake In $72 Million In August

· Sep. 28, 2015, 2:47 pm
Photo: Central City casino slot machine (AP Photo)ASSOCIATED PRESS
A slot machine that will pay a jackpot of $150,000 for a $50 wager at the Fortune Valley Casino in Central City, Colo, in a file photo.

The state's gaming institutions are now regularly setting monthly records. After payouts, they made $72 million from gamblers in August. Casinos haven’t seen a year like this in nearly a decade. 

Table games like craps and poker continue to lead the increase – in fact, August was the best month ever for table games, with nearly $9 million in reported proceeds.

The record figures mean more tax revenue for the state. Casinos paid more than $110 million in taxes in the last fiscal year. That is partly distributed to a mix of tourism and historic preservation projects.

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