Casino Winnings For Feb. Drop 4.4 Percent In La.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's state-licensed casinos recorded a 4.4 percent slide in gambling revenue last month as compared with February 2010.
State police say the 13 riverboat casinos, Harrah's land casino in downtown New Orleans and the four racetrack casinos won $199.5 million last month — down from the February 2010 figure of $208.7 million.
The riverboats took in $138.4 million, the land casino won $28 million and the track casinos pulled in $33 million.
Many casino states have been reporting up-and-down revenue figures from month to month during the choppy economic recovery.
In January, Louisiana casinos won $191.3 million, a slight boost from $189.7 million in January 2010.
The figures don't include the state's three Indian reservation casinos, which are not required to report their winnings to the public.