Gaming revenue in Louisiana continues to fall below 2022 totals.
For the sixth consecutive month, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board Monday reported a year-over-year decrease, with gaming revenue in July reaching $192.0 million, down 6% from July 2022. The report includes gaming revenue from riverboat casinos and Harrah’s New Orleans, the state’s only commercial land-based casino.
Properties in the Lake Charles area led Louisiana with $74.8 million in gaming revenue, a year-over-year decrease of 5.2%. L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles posted revenue of $27.1 million, followed by Golden Nugget Lake Charles with $25.9 million. Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel generated $14.3 million and Horseshoe Lake Charles reported $7.5 million.
The only district to post a revenue increase, Shreveport/Bossier, properties there generated revenue of $51.6 million, up 1.3% year over year. Margaritaville Resort Casino brought in $16.3 million, Horseshoe Bossier City reported $15.4 million, and Bally’s Shreveport Casino & Hotel generated $8.3 million.
Properties in the New Orleans district suffered the largest year-over-year decrease, 17.9%, posting revenue of $39.5 million. Harrah’s New Orleans led New Orleans properties with revenue of $17.5 million, followed by Boomtown Casino & Hotel with $8.9 million and Treasure Chest Casino with $7.1 million.
Baton Rouge casinos generated $19.4 million, a year-over-year drop of 3.4%. L’Auberge Casino Hotel led the district with $14.4 million, Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge posted $3.7 million, and the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino Hotel, $1.2 million.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in St. Landry Parish generated revenue of $8.5 million, a year-over-year decrease of 6.1%.