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B.R. riverboats post gain

  // Thursday, 21 August 2014 17:52 //

A strong performance at the Belle of Baton Rouge helped Baton Rouge’s three riverboat casinos bring in slightly more money in July than they did the year before.

The riverboats brought in just over $24.1 million in July, compared with $24 million in July 2013, an 0.4 percent gain, according to figures released Thursday by the Louisiana State Police.

This snapped a four-month streak in which the local riverboats failed to bring in more money than the year before.

Winnings at the Belle, the city’s oldest riverboat, were up by 10.7 percent over July 2013, to nearly $5.4 million.

L’Auberge, which dominates the Baton Rouge market, had a 0.9 percent drop in revenues, falling from nearly $12.9 million in July 2013 to almost $12.8 million.

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