Video poker gamblers in St. Charles Parish slid more money into machines in the last quarter than they did in the entire fiscal year before it.
According to statistics from the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division, video poker machines in St. Charles Parish took in $12,487,565 from July through September 2020 – the first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year.
Of that, $8,966,394.55 was paid back out to gambler via winnings.
During the entire 2020 fiscal year, which runs from July 2019 to June 2020, gamblers spent a total of $9,856,378. Winnings equaled $7,101,742.90.
That fiscal year was comparable to that one before it. From July 2018 to June 2019, the 2019 fiscal year, gamblers spent $9,530,416 and earned back $6,892,304.20.
The net difference is all gaming reports includes what has to be paid out in tazes and franchise fees.