Louisiana casino take about even with July 2013
NEW ORLEANS - A 12.4 percent jump in July winnings at Louisiana's land casino kept the 21-casino total about even with July 2013.
Casinos took in about $213 million statewide, just $384,300 more than a year earlier. But the land casino's winnings rose from $25.4 million to $28.5 million.
Riverboat winnings fell 1.3 percent to $151.6 million and race track slots casinos fell 2.2 percent to $32.9 million.
Revenues rose at four of the 14 riverboats. The Belle of Baton Rouge had the biggest increase: 10.7 percent, to $5.4 million.
Revenues fell in Shreveport, Morgan City and Opelousas while rising in Lake Charles, New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Lake Charles' total rose 4 percent to $64.4 million, including $34.9 million from L'Auberge Lake Charles. L'Auberge had 400,430 customers to the land casino's 451,510.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Home warranty company not providing results homeowner expects
No end in sight for construction on Twin Oaks Bridge
Surveillance video released in Lockwood Avenue murder
Smoking ban snuffed out... for now; Council delays making anti-smoking decision
Police find kids hanging out at popular bar, many arrested during sting