Louisiana Casino Revenue Down 0.4 Percent

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah's New Orleans land-based casino brought in $223.3 million during February, a 0.4 percent drop from the $224.1 million the casinos won a year earlier.

         State police released the February figures on Monday.

         Lake Charles, the state's largest casino market, saw its winnings go up by 5.9 percent, making it the only market to show year-to-year improvement. The three riverboats and slots at Delta Downs racetrack slots brought in $73.9 million, compared with nearly $70 million the year before.

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         The three gambling boats in Baton Rouge brought in nearly $25.8 million during the month. That's down from $27.4 million in February 2015.

         The New Orleans casino market saw its winnings fall by 4 percent in February.

         The Opelousas market was down 8.9 percent to $7.4 million.

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