Mississippi casinos take less from gamblers in September

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Casino revenue fell across Mississippi in September, with Gulf Coast casinos posting steeper declines than gambling halls along the Mississippi River.

State Revenue Department figures released this month show gamblers lost $167 million statewide in September, down almost 3 percent from September 2016’s $171 million.

Receipts fell 3 percent to $95 million at the 12 coastal casinos, the fourth monthly decrease this year.