LAS VEGAS (KABC) -- Nevada casinos are cashing in big time as visitors are storming back to the Silver State in search of their own pot of gold.
Casinos took in a record $1.23 billion in gaming revenue in May. That's the highest single-month in state history, blowing past a $1.165 billion record set in October 2007.
And that May 2021 figure is up 25% from May 2019, long before the pandemic sent the tourism industry into a tailspin.
At the beginning of this month, Las Vegas casinos were allowed to return to 100% capacity.
The casinos' take has topped $1 billion for three months in a row. Even before the restrictions lifted in June, tourists were again flocking to Las Vegas casinos.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.