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La. riverboats, racetrack casinos, Harrah's land-based casino brought in over $194M in Oct.


BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Louisiana's 14 riverboats, four racetrack casinos and Harrah's land-based casino brought in nearly $194.6 million in October, 3.9 percent better than the $187.3 million the gambling halls won the year before.

State police released the October figures on Thursday.

Lake Charles saw the biggest gain of any casino market in the state, up by 7 percent to $55.3 million.

Baton Rouge's casinos brought in nearly $21.8 million in October, compared with almost $21.4 million in October 2013, a 1.9 percent gain. This is the fourth month in a row the market recorded a gain.

Winnings in the New Orleans casino market increased by 4.2 percent in October when compared with the year before, breaking a two-month string of falling short of 2013 numbers.

Shreveport-Bossier City was up 2 percent.

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