Miss. casino gross revenue at $237M in May

Mississippi's May gross gaming revenues are down $4 million from April's figures but are up $40 million from a year ago.

May's gross gaming figures are $237.6 million.

The gross earnings figure represents revenue with no operating costs or other expenses deducted.

And it's casino revenue only - separate from hotel, restaurant or bar revenues generated by the resorts.

In May 2006, gross revenue totaled $197.9 million, according to Mississippi State Tax Commission records.