La. riverboats, racetrack casinos, Harrah's land-based casino brought in over $194M in Oct.

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Louisiana's 14 riverboats, four racetrack casinos and Harrah's land-based casino brought in nearly $194.6 million in October, 3.9 percent better than the $187.3 million the gambling halls won the year before.

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State police released the October figures on Thursday.

Lake Charles saw the biggest gain of any casino market in the state, up by 7 percent to $55.3 million.

Baton Rouge's casinos brought in nearly $21.8 million in October, compared with almost $21.4 million in October 2013, a 1.9 percent gain. This is the fourth month in a row the market recorded a gain.

Winnings in the New Orleans casino market increased by 4.2 percent in October when compared with the year before, breaking a two-month string of falling short of 2013 numbers.

Shreveport-Bossier City was up 2 percent.