La. casino winnings up $15M from a year ago

(Source: MGN Online)
(Source: MGN Online)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's statewide casino winnings are up from a year ago, even though the take fell at 10 of 19 riverboat casinos and 3 of 4 racetrack slot machine casinos.

State figures released Thursday show that two riverboats that opened within the past year made most of the increase.

State-regulated casinos won $212.6 million in July, up $10.2 million from June and $15 million from a year ago.

Race track casinos won $33.7 million - $807,000 more than in June but $1.3 million less than the take a year earlier.

The 19 riverboat casinos made $135.6 million, up $11.2 million from June and $1.4 million more than in July 2012.

The New Orleans land casino won $25.4 million, down $1.8 million from June and up $1.3 million from a year earlier.

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