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Louisiana Gaming Summary

Background

Louisana has a lottery, riverboat casinos, racetrack casinos, and a land-based casino in New Orleans, as well as video poker machines in retail establishments, Indian gaming, and charitable gaming.

 

Casinos

Statutes legalizing and regulating gaming were enacted in 1991 by the Legislature and in 1996 the Louisiana Gaming Control Board was created. The Board has regulatory authority, control, and jurisdiction over all aspects of gaming activities and operations as authorized pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Control Act, the Louisiana Economic Development and Corporation Act, the Video Draw Poker Devices Control Law, and limited
authority relative to gaming on Indian lands as provided by law.

The state currently has 15 riverboat casinos authorized to operate, with 13 operational casnos. There are five riverboat casinos in Shreveport-Bossier, three in Lake Charles, two in East Baton Rouge Parish, and one each in Kenner, Harvey and Amelia.

The state also has one land-based casino (Harrah's New Orleans) and four racetrack casinos.

The tax rate on gaming revenues is currently 21.5% of adjusted gaming revenues. State gaming taxes collected from the riverboat casinos fund state services including highway construction, elementary and secondary schools, teacher salaries, fire protection and police protection.

 

Lottery

Development: In 1990, the LousianaLegislature proposed a state lottery (ACT 1045). That year, voters approved a constitutional amendment making the lottery a reality. The lottery began operating in 1991.

Beneficiaries: The state’s Lottery Proceeds Fund. Effective July 1, 2004, the Louisiana constitution provides that Lottery proceeds be earmarked for the Minimum Foundation Program, which funds K-12 public education in  Louisiana. In addition, the first $500,000 in annual Lottery proceeds are earmarked for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals-Office of Behavioral Health to fund problem gambling programs.

For more information see the Louisiana Lottery website.

Casino data (fiscal year)

Admissions

Year
Riverboat 
Racetack
Landbased
All Casinos
2000
25,630,547
0
4,812,858
30,443,405
2001
28,976,225
0
6,458,941
35,435,166
2002
31,017,733
740,645
6,483,346
38,241,724
2003
28,749,249
1,537,456
6,129,397
36,416,102
2004
26,609,707
4,501,746
6,593,077
37,704,530
2005
28,310,653
6,802,229
6,823,109
41,935,991
2006
26,905,470
6,220,530
2,749,660
35,875,660
2007
25,485,245
6,512,187
5,066,272
37,063,704
2008
24,795,170
6,233,804
5,761,119
36,790,093
2009
23,188,205
6,553,415
5,496,301
35,237,921
2010
22,556,493
6,524,791
5,533,105
34,614,389
2011
21,650,351
6,069,390
5,011,273
32,731,014
2011
21,650,351
6,069,390
5,011,273
32,731,014
2012
21,288,247
5,995,177
5,057,997
32,301,421
2013
20,541,036
5,504,563
4,827,329
30,872,928

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Adjusted Gross Revenue

Year
Riverboat 
Racetack
Landbased
All Casinos
2000
1,427,819,835
0
162,820,469
1,590,640,305
2001
1,545,927,459
0
256,335,362
1,802,262,821
2002
1,635,308,085
54,378,149
262,407,820
1,952,094,054
2003
1,592,858,878
134,610,708
277,314,784
2,004,784,370
2004
1,466,911,238
232,668,239
300,229,946
1,999,809,423
2005
1,567,247,632
314,960,518
339,169,461
2,221,377,611
2006
1,835,928,931
349,577,898
198,346,390
2,383,853,219
2007
1,781,964,944
365,890,642
398,870,750
2,546,726,336
2008
1,804,008,777
384,375,242
419,084,183
2,607,468,202
2009
1,763,914,050
409,492,065
367,455,537
2,540,861,652
2010
1,632,867,904
386,837,267
346,733,061
2,366,438,232
2011
1,648,298,396
389,966,210
350,881,742
2,389,146,348
2012
1,653,970,574
402,318,738
338,032,152
2,394,321,464
2013
1,672,618,654
402,057,140
336,849,077
2,411,524,871

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Lottery data (fiscal year)

 

Year
Total Revenues
Prize Liabilities
Prize %
Net Revenue
Net %
2000
276,383,474
138,747,688
50.20%
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n/a
2001
284,468,892
142,025,272
49.93%
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n/a
2002
311,621,845
155,559,230
49.92%
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n/a
2003
311,456,131
155,908,816
50.06%
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n/a
2004
340,092,225
169,776,455
49.92%
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n/a
2005
307,006,591
153,257,203
49.92%
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n/a
2006
332,116,660
168,235,254
50.66%
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n/a
2007
354,192,738
179,410,211
50.65%
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n/a
2008
373,694,054
192,800,091
51.59%
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n/a
2009
378,523,753
193,331,767
51.08%
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n/a
2010
372,386,406
189,749,514
50.96%
131,174,017
35.23%
2011
383,593,055
202,901,646
52.90%
134,473,384
35.06%
2012
430,142,594
226,282,669
52.61%
154,433,504
35.90%
2013
447,380,074
236,159,214
52.79%
160,040,785
35.77%

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Total revenue is total ticket sales sales plus interest earned on the lottery fund balance and miscellaneous revenue sources . Prize liability is the total amount of prize money paid back to winners. Net Revenue is the total revenue minus vendor and retailer commissions and prize payouts and operating expenses; it is equal to "operating income." Prize and net revenue percentages are taken from the total revenues.

Louisiana Gaming Timeline

1990: Voters approve a constitutional amendment creating the Louisiana Lottery Corporation, to oversee a new state lottery.

1991: The Louisiana Lottery begins operating with a scratch-off game, on September 6

1992: The first draw-style jackpot game, Lotto, is introduced 

1995: Lousiana joins the multistate game Powerball.

1999: Harrah's Jazz, a landbased casino in New Orleans, opens on October 26

1997: The Legislature authorizes sloty machine gaming at live horse racing facilities in St. Landry, Bossier and Calcasieu Parishes

2002: Delta Downs, the first racetrack casino in Louisiana, opens on February 13

2003: Harrah's Racetrack and Casino in Bossier City begins operations on May 21

2003: Evangeline Downs in St. Landry Parish begins operations on December 19

2003: Legislature authorizes slot machines at an Orleans parish facility

2004: A constitutional amendment, approved by voters, takes affect to dedicate Lottery proceeds to the Minimum Foundation Program, which funds K-12 public education in Louisiana.

2007: Temporary racino facility opens at the Fair Grounds

2008: Permanent slot facility opens at the Fair Grounds

 


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