LOUISIANA DOWNS OPENS WITH LOWER BETS

Jun 30, 2001 6:15 PM

Louisiana Downs opens its 89-meet today with a lower minimum bet, $1, in an effort to attract players.

In addition to cutting the basic pari-mutuel bet in half, Louisiana Downs will try to raise slumping attendance figures with various marketing promotions.

Experts, however, predict the track won’t see significant gains until slot machines are installed next year.