La. casinos win $35.8M less in April than in March

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s state-regulated casinos all won less money in April than in March. The drop totals $35.8 million.

State police figures show most also won less than they did a year ago. The big exceptions were 8.7 percent one-year increases at both L’Auberge Lake Charles and the slots casino at the New Orleans Fair Grounds.

April winnings totaled $196.4 million, up $4.9 million from April 2012 — before the L’Auberge of Baton Rouge opened.

Harrah’s New Orleans took in $25.8 million, 18.3 percent below March and 3.9 percent below April 2012.

Riverboat casinos won $137.9 million, down 14.5 percent from March but up 4.9 percent from a year earlier.

Slot-machine casinos at four race tracks won $32.7 million, down 16.7 percent from March and 1.5 percent from April 2012.

April winnings

Winnings from gamblers at Louisiana’s state-licensed casinos in April 2013 with totals, attendance, and average loss per customer:

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER

Market total: $53.8, 751,075, $71.57

Boomtown: $6.4, 97,414, $66.00

Eldorado: $12.3, 229,054, $53.66

Horseshoe: $15.7, 129,190, $121.41

DiamondJacks: $5.1, 80,366, $63.48

Sam’s Town: $8.5, 120,161, $70.85

Louisiana Downs: $5.7, 94,890, $60.46

LAKE CHARLES

Market total: $56.5, 569,119, $99.20

Isle of Capri: $11.0, 111,871, $97.92

L’Auberge Lake Charles: $30.3, 302,962, $100.03

Delta Downs: $15.2, 154,286, $98.50

NEW ORLEANS

Market total: $49.4, 648,578, $76.10

Boomtown: $10.8, 124,026, $87.22

Treasure Chest: $8.9, 90,812, $97.86

Harrah’s New Orleans: $25.8, 376,477, $68.53

Fair Grounds track: $3.8, 57,263, $67.22

BATON ROUGE

Market total: $24.3, 271,767, $89.54

Belle of Baton Rouge: $5.0, 71,282, $70.43

Hollywood: $7.0, 72,261, $96.97

L’Auberge Baton Rouge: $12.3, 128,224, $95.98

MORGAN CITY

Amelia Belle: $4.6, 56,795, $80.42

OPELOUSAS

Evangeline Downs track: $7.9, 57,263, $138.23

TOTAL WINNINGS

Riverboats: $137.9, 1,614,418, $85.41

New Orleans land: $25.8, 376,477, $68.53

Race track casinos: $32.7, 363,702, $89.91

Grand total: $196.4, 2,354,597, $83.41

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