Combined winnings for Baton Rouge’s three riverboat casinos increased by 3.3 percent in July over the year before.
The riverboats brought in $24.9 million during the month, according to figures released Thursday by Louisiana State Police. That compares to $24.1 million in winnings during July 2014.
L’Auberge Baton Rouge led the market, with $13.7 million in winnings. That was a 7.7 percent increase over the nearly $12.8 million the casino brought in during July 2014.
The Belle of Baton Rouge, the city’s oldest riverboat, had $5.43 million in winnings, a 0.9 percent increase over the $5.38 million the casino won a year earlier.
Hollywood Casino was the only local riverboat to see a revenue decrease. The downtown casino had nearly $5.8 million in winnings in July, 3.6 percent less than the nearly $6 million it brought in the year before.
Statewide, the 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah’s land-based casino brought in nearly $248.3 million in July, 16.6 percent better than the nearly $213 million the gambling halls won the year before. The state does have one more riverboat than it did a year ago, Golden Nugget Lake Charles, which had $22.8 million in winnings.