BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State officials say the 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah's land-based casino brought in $224.1 million in February, 6.8 percent better than the $209.7 million the gambling halls won the year before.

State police released the February figures on Thursday.

Baton Rouge's three riverboat casinos brought in 8.9 percent more in February than they did the year before.

Winnings in the New Orleans casino market were down 6.7 percent in February when compared with the year before.

Lake Charles saw its winnings increase by more than 28 percent from February 2014.

Shreveport-Bossier City was up 1 percent, with the six riverboat casinos and the slots at the Harrah's racetrack bringing in $63.4 million.


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