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The three riverboat casinos in Baton Rouge saw their winnings rise by 2% in September, compared to the year before.

The gambling halls brought in $19.1 million in September, according to figures released by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. That compares to $18.8 million in September 2020. The Belle of Baton Rouge was the big winner, posting a 13.5% increase in revenue during the month.

Shutdowns caused by Hurricane Ida caused Baton Rouge casino revenues to come in 7% lower in August than they did the year before. 

The three riverboats brought in $16.5 million in August, according to figures released by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. That compares to nearly $17.8 million in August 2020. 

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Hurricane Ida and the widespread power outages it caused shut the riverboats down for three days at the end of August.

Revenue at the state regulated casinos were up 5.2% in August compared to the year before. The state benefited from an easy comparison: in August 2020, Hurricane Laura shut down the lucrative Lake Charles gambling market for nearly a week.   


Email Timothy Boone at tboone@theadvocate.com.