The declines were offset by a 20% increase in Strip gamblingrevenue in October and the fact that gambling revenue from November2006 was 22% higher than November 2005. Casinos stocks fell onFriday, as did the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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Visitor statistics for November have not yet been released. InOctober, visitation was essentially unchanged from the previousOctober at 3.4 million. Year-to-date, visitation is up 0.8%, Stripgaming revenue is up 2.49% and statewide gaming revenue is up1.43%.

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In Clark County as a whole, gaming revenue fell 16.26% inNovember, but remained up 2% for the year. In Washoe County, whichincludes the Reno area, gaming revenue fell 0.8% and is off 3.9%year-to-date.

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The Gaming Control Board attributed the decline to a lack of bigspecial events and fewer high-end gamblers. Nothing big happened inVegas in November compared to the previous November, when eventsincluded concerts by the Rolling Stones and Barbara Streisand andthe Floyd Mayweather-Carlos Baldomir boxing match. The evidence forfewer high rollers was a 61% drop in casino revenue from one oftheir favorite games, baccarat.

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