Louisiana is known for having one of the largest and most successful casino industries in the Southern United States. Unfortunately, all of the state’s gambling venues have been badly affected by the events that have been unfolding over the past eight months. Today, we’re going to look at Louisiana’s casino revenue for September.
Things appear to be getting better here. The casinos operating in this state still have a long way to go before they reach pre-pandemic levels, though.
Here’s how much the casinos here managed to bring in last month.
Hurricanes Continue to Affect the Casinos in Louisiana
The state of Louisiana has a casino industry that dates back decades. The majority of gambling venues here are riverboat casinos located in the coastal regions. There are also several popular Native American casinos and “racinos” offering both racing odds and select casino games.
All of these casinos have been hurting this year. For a time, they were forced to remain closed due to health concerns. They began reopening over summer, yet hurricanes have continued to force additional closures.
Back in August, Hurricane Laura struck the Lake Charles area of Louisiana. This part of the state is known for having a huge number of popular casinos. Unfortunately, this hurricane caused the roof of the Golden Nugget Lake Charles to blow off.
Just last week, Hurricane Delta struck the area once again. The casinos were all forced to close down and many are reporting damage. These storms