LOUISIANA GAMING WHISTLING DIXIE

July 18, 2001 8:27 PM
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Louisiana's state-licensed casinos won $1.8 billion during the fiscal year that ended June 30, an increase from just under the $1.6 billion the previous year.

The state police reported that 14 riverboat casinos won $1.54 billion, while Harrah's New Orleans Casino took in $256.3 million. The figures do not include the state's three Indian reservation casinos.

For the year, the state's tax take was $381 million, compared with $331.4 million the previous year.