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Casino revenue up from January, down from 2012

3 years 6 months 1 week ago March 21, 2013 Mar 21, 2013 Thursday, March 21 2013 March 21, 2013 1:18 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

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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