Louisiana Casino Gambling and Sports Betting Numbers Decline in April


Louisiana’s gaming and sports betting industries saw betting numbers decline in April compared to March.

The state’s retail and mobile sports betting combined saw a 10.5% month-over-month decline, while the four in-person components of Louisiana’s gaming sector saw a combined 3.4% decline.

Louisiana has no real money online gambling options.

Slight decrease in casino earnings

Louisiana April revenue outside of sportsbook was $292,300,716 for April, down approximately $10 million from March’s $302,435,095. The total was nearly $30 million down from the $320.5 million recorded a year earlier, in April 2021.

Of the four segments that make up Louisiana Gaming (riverboat casinos, land-based casinos, video terminals and racinos), only land-based Harrah’s New Orleans Casino saw an increase in revenue compared to March.

In April, Harrah’s reported $27 million in gross gaming revenue (GGR), up 18.2% month-on-month, according to figures from Louisiana gaming control board.

The four racinos — the name for racetrack slot machines — were down 1.4% for the month and had combined revenue of $30.76 million in April, compared to $31.2 million the previous month. Revenue also fell by 12% compared to April 2021.

The 13 riverboat casinos in the state collectively saw a 3.8% decline from $167.43 million in March to $161.06 million last month. These facilities had sales of $176 million 12 months earlier.

Revenue from Louisiana’s 12,000+ video game terminals fell the most, down 9.3%, from $80.98 million in March to $73.48 million in April. The decline was larger year-over-year — down 13.2% from April 2021’s $84.69 million.

Sports betting in Louisiana down 10.5%

Total April sports betting volume in Louisiana was $208,255,060, down 10.5% from March ($232,730,341). according to LGCB reports.

Sports Betting in Louisiana, April vs. March

betting grip Mobile handle revenue
April $208.255 million $186.044 million $5.607 million
march $232.730M $205.746 million $30.141M
To change down 10.5% down 9.6% 81.4% decrease

Mobile sports betting fell by a similar amount, falling 9.6% to $186,044,928 from $205,745,956 in March. Its retail price was just over $22 million last month, down 17.7% from March, when it was nearly $27 million.

Cell phone counts were the lowest in the state since online sports betting began Jan. 28, hardly a surprising development in a month with no NFL and only the Final Four games to bet on in the NCAA basketball tournament.

Revenue numbers were sharply down in April, largely thanks to a 1.8% gain for Louisiana sportsbook. Revenue, which topped $30 million in March to break the state record, fell to $5.6 million in April, down 81.4%.

Sports betting taxes paid to the state were $2.57 million in April, down 24.6% from $3.4 million in March.


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