La. casino winnings up $15M from a year ago
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's statewide casino winnings are up from a year ago, even though the take fell at 10 of 19 riverboat casinos and three of four racetrack slot machine casinos.
State figures released Thursday show that two riverboats that opened within the past year made most of the increase.
State-regulated casinos won $212.6 million in July, up $10.2 million from June and $15 million from a year ago.
Race track casinos won $33.7 million - $807,000 more than in June but $1.3 million less than the take a year earlier.
The 19 riverboat casinos made $135.6 million, up $11.2 million from June and $1.4 million more than in July 2012.
The New Orleans land casino won $25.4 million, down $1.8 million from June and up $1.3 million from a year earlier.