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Aug 19, 2010 12:40 PM by Melissa Canone

LA State-Licensed Casinos Bounced With a Strong July

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state-licensed casinos
bounced with a strong July, taking in almost as much from players
as in July 2009.
State police report the 13 riverboat casinos, Harrah's land
casino in New Orleans and the four race track casinos won $219.4
million last month. That's down only slightly from the $220.3
million gamblers lost in July 2009.
In recent months, the year-to-year comparison in gambling
revenue has been lagging. In June, the take was down 4.5 percent
from June 2009.
July is typically a strong month for casinos, taking in a major
holiday weekend.
Last month, the riverboats won $152 million, Harrah's won $31.8
million and the track casinos won $35.6 million.

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