- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana’s the 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah’s New Orleans brought in $200.1 million in November, a 2.6 percent increase over the November 2014 total of $195.1 million.

The figures were released Thursday by state police.

The New Orleans casino market saw its winnings fall by 7.9 percent in November because of a drop in winnings at Harrah’s and the slots at the Fair Grounds.

Harrah’s blames its revenue declines on the New Orleans smoking ban.

Lake Charles, the state’s largest casino market, saw its winnings go up by 15.4 percent.

The Baton Rouge gambling market brought in nearly $23.8 million in November, a 9.5 percent increase over November 2014.

Shreveport-Bossier City was down 2.9 percent.

The Opelousas market was down 4.5 percent to $6.8 million.

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