Strong July results from Gulf Coast casinos continue to buoy overall results at Mississippi’s gambling halls.

Meanwhile, an improving trend since April among casinos along the Mississippi River hints revenue may finally stop shrinking there.

State Revenue Department figures show casinos statewide won $189.6 million from gamblers in July, up 5 percent from $180.3 million in July 2014.

The 11 coastal casinos won $104.2 million, up 9 percent from last year. The 17 river casinos won $85.4 million, up slightly from July 2015.

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