Most casinos across the state show declining revenues for July compared to the same month a year ago.

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The worst news from the gambling front comes from Baton Rouge where the three riverboat casinos saw a decline of close to 27 percent in July.

The total take in the state from the 15 riverboat casinos, four race tracks and land-based Harrah's casino took in $222.4 million in winnings during July, according to figures released by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. That was down from the $235.4 million in July 2017.

Here's how the local boats stacked up:

Boat                                   July 2018                              July 2017

Boomtown                         $4,712,871                           $5,250,563

El Dorado                          $10,720,442                         $11,102,266

Horseshoe                         $16,287,907                        $17,874,218

Diamond Jacks                    $3,004,267                        $3,355,467

Sams Town                           $6,200,735                       $6,958,651

Margaritaville                      $15,153,746                      $13,871,171

In other markets, the riverboat casinos in New Orleans saw a 2.2 percent decline in revenues from a year ago. Lake Charles revenues were down by 2.6 percent.
L'Auberge of Lake Charles generates the most revenue of all of the boats in the state, bringing in more than $30 million in July.


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