Baton Rouge riverboat casinos post 5% drop in December

    After breaking its two-year losing streak in November, the three Baton Rouge riverboat casinos posted a 5% drop in year-over-year revenues last month. 

    Collectively, L’Auberge Baton Rouge, Hollywood Casino and the Belle of Baton Rouge raked in nearly $19.4 million in December, according to the latest figures released by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. It was some $367,000, or 2%, less than what the casinos collected in November. 

    Although the Belle of Baton Rouge posted month-to-month gains of 2.4%, it once again topped the other gaming facilities in year-over-year revenue loss. The casino collected only $2 million last month, an 18.3% drop from December of 2018. 

    Hollywood Casino collected $4.1 million, posting a nearly 10% decrease year-over-year, while L’Auberge collected $12.42 million, a 0.5% decrease from the same month last year.

    Across the state, the 15 riverboat casinos collected $154.9 million, 3.3% more than in November but 5.1% less than in December of 2018.

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