October La. casino revenue up

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Posted: Nov 18, 2010 12:03 PM
Updated: Nov 18, 2010 12:03 PM
Source: Associated Press

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BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state-licensed casinos pulled in a bit more money from gamblers last month than in October 2009.

State police say the 13 riverboats, Harrah's downtown New Orleans casino and the four race track casinos won $196.7 million last month. That's up 1.8 percent from the October 2009 tally of $193.3 million.

Last month, the riverboats took in $135.7 million, the New Orleans land casino won $29.6 million and the slot casinos at race tracks won $31.4 million.

In September 2010, gamblers lost $185.7 million.

The monthly report doesn't include the three Indian reservation casinos in Louisiana, which are not required to report their winnings to the public.

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