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US Sheds 701,000 Jobs, Ending a Record-Long Hiring Streak: A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the viral outbreak…
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 19: A general view of a casino sign outside the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino on Fremont Street July 19, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Regulators say that before closing in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak, Nevada casinos had a very good February _ taking in more than $1 billion in house winnings for the third month in a row.  The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday the statewide casino win figure was slightly higher than in January, and a little more than 3% greater than February 2019. Board analyst Michael Lawton attributed the third-highest figures ever in February to a leap-year extra day and clear winter weather in Northern Nevada. Data next month is expected to reflect huge decreases.