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DENVER-Colorado’s casinos reported $62.9 million in adjusted grossproceeds in October, up 3.1% from the $61 million in September and 10.7% from the $56.8 million in October 2003, according to the latest report released by the Colorado Division of Gaming. Most of the increase, according to the gaming division, can be attributed to October having five full weekends.

AGP is the amount wagered by bettors less payouts from casinos. Black Hawk’s 21 casinos generated $44.9 million in AGP in October, up from$43.3 million in September and $40.9 million in October 2003. Cripple Creek’s 19 casinos produced $13.4 million in AGP in October, up from $13.2 million in September and $12 million in October 2003. Central City’s five casinos totaled $4.5 million in AGP in October, up from $4.4 million the previous month and $3.8 million in October 2003.

In October, Black Hawk casinos accounted for 71.3% of the market. Cripple creek casinos accounted for 21.4% and Central City casinos, 7.3%. Statewide, casinos paid $8.5 million in gaming tax proceeds, up from $6.8 million in September.

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