New Orleans casinos’ winnings rise 5.6 percent in March Timothy Boone, New Orleans Advocate · April 16, 2019 at 12:01 am While casino winnings across Louisiana were down in March compared to a year ago, the New Orleans gambling market was up 5.6%. The state’s 15 riverboat casinos, four racinos and land-based casino generated $246.3 million in winnings in March, according to figures released Monday by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. That was down 2.5% from the nearly $252.6 million they took in during March 2018.Video poker revenue was up 3.8% during that same period to $60.8 million from $58.6 million. Gambling revenue in the Crescent City was up from $56.7 million to $59.9 million. The Harrah’s casino saw the biggest gain, posting nearly $29 million in winnings. That was up 8% from the $26.8 million the property brought in during March 2018.