Senior analyst with the control board, Mike Lawton, said a large decline in the play of baccarat was largely to blame for the overall statewide decrease.

Not including baccarat, overall statewide winnings fell less than 1 percent, which shows that the industry’s main gambling revenue sources — card games, roulette, slot machines— are showing signs of recovery after years of double-digit decreases

“That core business is showing strength,” said Lawton.

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