- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Casino revenue continued to grow statewide in Mississippi in June, with gamblers losing more at casinos along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast.

Figures released this week by the state Revenue Department show casinos won $175 million in June, up 1.4 percent from $173 million in June 2015.

Revenue at the 16 Mississippi River casinos rose 2 percent from June 2015, rising to $79 million. It was only the sixth month in the last three years that revenue has increased at those casinos.

Gamblers lost $96 million at the 12 coastal casinos, an increase of less than 1 percent from last June. It’s the 10th increase for coastal casinos in the last 12 months.

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

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