Florida Slot Revenue is Ringing Up a Record
The Florida economy is staggering and Floridians aren't exactly flush with disposable income, but you wouldn't know it from the record-breaking level of slot play in the state.
The Florida Current reports that through the first 11 months of the 2011-2012 fiscal year, more than 6,400 slot machines have pulled in $373.6 million, 4.6 percent more than all of last year.
Of that, the state gets $130.8 million in revenue. That’s $5.7 million more than all of the previous fiscal year. If current trends continue, state slots revenues will beat the 2009-2010 record of $138.1 million, the Current reported.
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