Gaming revenue was 2.2% higher than the July 2010 report ($219.4 million), and 12.1% up from the $197.2 million reported in June 2011. According to a report released last Tuesday, the state’s 13 riverboat casinos closed the month with $159 million in revenue, Harrah’s New Orleans won $27.4 million and the four race track casinos collected $37.9 million.

Shreveport-Bossier City area casinos, which includes five riverboats and the Louisiana Downs track casino, won $71.6 million last month, virtually unchanged from July 2010. Revenue at Lake Charles’ riverboats and the Delta Downs track casino, jumped from $60.4 million a year ago to $67.6 million in July, 2011.  New Orleans casinos, which include the Harrah’s New Orleans, two riverboats and the Fair Grounds Racecourse, won $54.6 million in July, down from $57.4 million in July 2010.

The two riverboats in Baton Rouge won $17.5 million in July, up from $16.8 million a year ago.  Finally, the lone riverboat near Morgan City closed the month with $4.9 million in revenue, while the Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino at Opelousas won $8.8 million in July, up from $8.6 million reported in July 2010.

Among the state-licensed riverboat casinos, L’Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles won the most in July with $22.6 million, up from the $22.2 million in June and the $22.4 million reported a year ago. Among racetrack casinos, Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino won the most in July with $17.96 million, also up from the $14.9 million in June and the $15.9 million a year ago.  July’s gaming revenue figures do not include the state’s three Indian reservation casinos, which are not required to reveal their winnings to the public.

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