LA Gambling revenue down

BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - Louisiana's state-licensed casinos recorded a 6.9 percent drop in gambling revenue last month from the previous October.

State police say the 13 riverboat casinos, Harrah's Entertainment's downtown New Orleans casino and the three race track casinos won $193.3 million from players in October.

That's down from $207.7 million in October 2008 the month after the national economic meltdown.

The riverboats won $132.1 million, the New Orleans casino won $30.7 million and the race track outlets took in $30.5 million.

Still, it was an increase from September when the casinos won $188.1 million.

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