- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Purses are going up at the New Orleans Fair Grounds for the final 14 days of this racing season as a result of better than expected pari-mutuel handle and an increase in video poker revenue.

The track, in a news release Wednesday, said purses for that two-week period will be increased by 10 percent per race.

The purse increase will go into effect March 6.

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