Casino Gambling

Coast casino revenue down, but tops $100 million for third month

Coast casino revenue was down 4 percent in March compared with a year ago but kept the streak going at three months of revenue exceeding $100 million.

The 12 Coast casinos won $103.2 million in March, down 4 percent from March 2015, when revenue was $107.4 million.

This follows a 10 percent increase in February and a 15 percent jump in January. Year to date, revenue is running $18.6 million ahead of this time last year.

Mississippi's river casino revenue dropped to $85.1 million from $91.0 million a year ago. State revenue was down 5 percent to $188 million from $198 million in March 2015.

The New Orleans Advocate reported Louisiana casinos saw a 9.7 percent drop in revenue compared with last year and the New Orleans market was down 12 percent.