The New Orleans on line casino market noticed its income drop by 31% in December from almost $52 million to $35.9 million, the most important plunge of any playing market within the state.
The 13 riverboat casinos, Harrah’s land-based on line casino and 4 racinos introduced in almost $161.9 million throughout December, in accordance with figures launched Thursday by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. That’s down 23.1% from the $210.4 million that 15 riverboats, Harrah’s and the 4 racinos generated in December 2019.
On line casino capability has been capped at 50% in an try to regulate the unfold of the coronavirus pandemic.
Video poker income was up 2.4% statewide in December to $54.5 million from $53.2 million. The rise occurred although video poker income from bars was down by 38.8% and 10.9% from eating places. Income from video poker truck stops, which account for the biggest share of machines, was up 11.9%.
Harrah’s, which has been arduous hit by the lack of tourism in New Orleans attributable to the pandemic, noticed its winnings plunge by 37.5% from $26.4 million to $16.5 million.
The slots on the Truthful Grounds racetrack dropped by 32.8% to $2.6 million in comparison with the $3.9 million in winnings posted in December 2019.
The three New Orleans space riverboat casinos posted a 22.6% drop in income. Boomtown New Orleans had a 14.4% drop to $8.3 million from $9.7 million. Treasure Chest had a 28% drop from almost $8.6 million to $6.2 million. Winnings on the Amelia Belle had been down 32.4% from $3.4 million to $2.3 million.
The three riverboat casinos in Baton Rouge introduced in $17.2 million in December, in comparison with $18.4 million in December 2019. The 6.7% drop in winnings was adequate to be the perfect efficiency of any of the state’s playing markets.
L’Auberge Baton Rouge posted almost $12.4 million in winnings, a 1.2% improve over the $12.2 million it introduced in a yr earlier. L’Auberge was the one on line casino, racino or land primarily based on line casino to herald extra money than the yr earlier than.
Hollywood On line casino introduced in $3.7 million in the course of the month, a 11.4% drop from $4.1 million a yr in the past. The Belle of Baton Rouge, which has closed its resort for renovations, posted a 44.1% drop in income from $2.1 million to $1.2 million. On line casino Queen, a Midwest riverboat on line casino operator, has introduced plans to purchase each the Belle and Hollywood.
In different markets, Acadiana, represented by the slots at Evangeline Downs, was down 16.4% from $6.6 million to $5.5 million.
Shreveport-Bossier Metropolis posted $43.9 million in income, a 21.8% drop from almost $56.2 million in December 2019 revenues. The market has one much less on line casino than a yr in the past, because of the closure of DiamondJacks earlier this yr.
Lake Charles was down by 23.1%, from $77.2 million to $59.4 million. The market has one much less on line casino than a yr in the past, after the Isle of Capri was broken throughout Hurricane Laura in late August. Officers have stated the on line casino will stay closed till spring 2022.