Louisiana casino revenue up 10.9 percent

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Louisiana’s 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah’s land-based casino brought in more than $237.1 million in May, 10.9 percent better than the $213.9 million the gambling halls won the year before.

State police released the May figures on Monday.

The Opelousas market, represented by the slots at Evangeline Downs, was up by 2.1 percent to $8.6 million.

The Baton Rouge riverboats’ combined winnings were nearly $25.4 million in May, compared with more than $25.1 million in May 2014.

Lake Charles saw its winnings increase by 46.7 percent from May 2014.

Winnings in the New Orleans casino market were down 5.7 percent in May when compared with the year before.

Shreveport-Bossier City was up 0.7 percent, with the six riverboat casinos and the slots at the Harrah’s racetrack bringing in nearly $66.8 million.

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