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Slot business up at South Florida's casinos

Slot business up at South Florida's casinos

South Florida's slot business was up about 5 percent this year, mainly because the area's largest racetrack casino has tightened up its payouts. The eight pari-mutuels took in $521.6 million in slot revenues for the fiscal year ending June 30, compared with $497 million in 2013-14. The Isle Casino in Pompano Beach again led horse tracks, dog tracks and jai-alai frontons in slot revenues, garnering $145.6 million — a $12 million increase. But state figures show that the casino actually had less action: The total amount pumped into Isle slots was $2 billion, compared with $2.18 billion in 2013-14. The greater revenue came via the casino's "hold" —...

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