Miss. casino gross revenue at $266M in July

Mississippi's gross gaming revenues in July reached $266.2 million.

The figure is just shy of the all-time record of $266.3 million dollars in July 2002.

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.

Mississippi casinos had revenue of more than $236 million in June.

For the first seven months of this year, Mississippi casinos have earned more than $1 billion.