Louisiana Casinos See Yearly Revenue Drop Of Over 8% In April

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on May 17, 2023
April 20023 gambling figures for Louisiana casinos

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has revealed April revenue from the state’s riverboat casinos, racinos, and Harrah’s New Orleans. The data showed that the state collected $200.7 million in revenue, compared to $218.8 million recorded in April 2022.

The figure is an 8.23% year-over-year decline. The number is also a monthly decrease compared to $212 million generated in March.

April revenue from sports betting in the Pelican State was $22.9 million based on a $217.7 million handle. Online sports betting revenue was $21.6 million from a handle of $190.06 million. Louisiana has eight online sportsbooks.

Revenue from sports betting at 18 Louisiana casinos was $1.85 million from a $19.67 handle.

Lake Charles casinos lead all Louisiana districts

The most successful of all Louisiana districts during the last month was Lake Charles. Lake Charles properties generated $76.7 million in April revenue. More precisely:

  • L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles made $27.1 million in revenue
  • Golden Nugget Lake Charles collected $26.1 million
  • Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel generated revenue of $14.8 million
  • Horseshoe Lake Charles (former Isle of Capri Lake Charles) brought in $8.7 million

Properties in Shreveport/Bossier generated revenue of $50.3 million, a 10% yearly decrease:

  • Margaritaville Resort Casino generated $20.3 million
  • Horseshoe Bossier City reported $11.9 million
  • Bally’s Shreveport Casino & Hotel totaled $9.3 million

New Orleans properties collected $45.3 million in April

The latest reports from the LGCB show New Orleans district properties accumulated revenue of $45.3 million in April. The figure is a 19.5% year-over-year decrease.

Harrah’s New Orleans was the most successful, with a revenue of $21.3 million. Boomtown Casino & Hotel was next with a $10.2 million monthly revenue. Treasure Chest Casino followed with $7.3 million.

Casinos in the Baton Rouge district generated $21.9 million for the month, a 5.9% year-over-year decrease. Here’s a rundown:

  • L’Auberge Casino Hotel generated $16.3 million
  • Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge collected $4.5 million
  • Belle of Baton Rouge Casino Hotel brought in $1.1 million
  • Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in St. Landry Parish generated revenue of $6.5 million
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Katarina Vojvodic is a lead writer for PlayUSA who lives in Toronto. Vojvodic provides coverage of the US gambling industry with a focus on US online casinos. Previously, she covered Ontario’s online gambling industry for PlayCanada.com. Vojvodic holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Belgrade. Outside working hours, she can be found near the water with her husband and their two kids.

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