BATON ROUGE, La. — Winnings for Louisiana’s state-licensed casinos fell 8.3 percent over the past year.
State police say that for the fiscal year ending June 30, the 13 riverboat casinos, Harrah’s land casino in New Orleans and the four race track casinos took in $2.33 billion. That’s down from $2.54 billion for 2008-09.
The take from about 14,700 video poker machines at bars, restaurants, off-track betting parlors and truck stops slid 9.8 percent to $605.7 million.
In June, the casinos won $184.7 million, down 4.5 percent from $193.4 million in June 2009.
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