- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Gamblers lost less at Mississippi casinos in June, as gambling halls on both the Gulf Coast gambling halls and along the Mississippi River saw declines.

State Department of Revenue figures show casinos statewide won $172.8 million from gamblers in June, down 2 percent from $176.1 million in June 2014.

The 11 coastal casinos won $95.5 million, down 3.1 percent from last year. The 17 river casinos won $77.3 million, down slightly from last year.

It’s the first monthly decline this year for the coastal casinos, but the 33 decline in the last 36 months along the river. Still, declines are flattening at river casinos and statewide revenue rose almost 2 percent in 2015’s first half.

The numbers exclude Choctaw Indian casinos, which don’t report winnings to the state.

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