Casino revenue up from January, down from 2012
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's state-licensed casinos won nearly $226.9 million from gamblers last month - $25.4 million above their January winnings but down $6.6 million from a year earlier.
Figures posted Thursday by regulators show that Harrah's land-based casino in New Orleans took in $31.7 million in February - about 17.5 percent more than January and 9.7 percent more than a year earlier.
Thirteen state-licensed riverboat casinos took in $159.9 million - up 11.7 percent from the previous month, but down 9.7 percent from February 2012.
Slot-machine casinos at four race tracks took in $35.2 million. That was 12.4 percent above January's take but 5.4 percent below their revenue a year earlier. The biggest one-year percentage drop was 18.4 percent - $1.8 million - at Louisiana Downs.
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