New Orleans casino revenue rises 6.1% in January Tim Boone, New Orleans Advocate · February 21, 2020 at 6:15 am Winnings in the New Orleans gambling market were up 6.1% in January, as all of the city’s gaming halls brought in more money than they did a year earlier. The state’s 15 riverboat casinos, four racinos and land-based casino were up 4.4% collectively to nearly $196 million in winnings in January from $187.7 million a year ago, according to figures released Thursday by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. Video poker revenue was up 5.9% in January to $52.1 million from $49.2 million. The Crescent City’s casino winnings rose from $47.5 million to $50.3 million. The slots at the Fair Grounds racetrack had the biggest gain, posting an 11.8% increase from $3.6 million to $4 million. The Harrah’s land-based casino posted $24.4 million in winnings in January, 7.3% more than the $22.8 million from January 2019.