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Shreveport casino take declines by 3%

Dec. 29, 2015 at 11:14 p.m.


BATON ROUGE, La. — Casino revenue in Shreveport-Bossier City was down 2.9 percent in November, while the state overall saw a 2.6 percent increase from a year ago.

Louisiana's 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah's New Orleans brought in $200.1 million in November, up from $195.1 million a year ago.

The New Orleans casino market saw its winnings fall by 7.9 percent in November because of a drop in winnings at Harrah's and the slots at the Fair Grounds.

Harrah's blames its revenue declines on the New Orleans smoking ban.

Lake Charles, the state's largest casino market, saw its winnings go up by 15.4 percent.

The Baton Rouge gambling market brought in nearly $23.8 million in November, a 9.5 percent increase over November 2014.

The Opelousas market was down 4.5 percent to $6.8 million.

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