Louisiana Casino Revenue Down 4.3 Percent

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's 14 riverboats, four racetrack casinos and Harrah's land-based casino brought in nearly $243.4 million in November.

         That's 4.3 percent worse than the $254.4 million the gambling halls won the year before.

         State police released the November figures Thursday.

         Lake Charles saw the biggest gain of any casino market in the state, up by nearly 5 percent to $43.3 million.

         Baton Rouge's casinos brought in nearly $21.7 million in November, compared with $24.1 million in November 2013, a 10.1 percent loss. Prior to this gains had been recorded for four month in a row.

         Winnings in the New Orleans riverboat casino market were up .9 percent last month compared with the year before. At Harrah's New Orleans revenues were down by 13.6 percent.

         Shreveport-Bossier City was down by 10.3 percent.

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