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Evangeline Downs Revenues Steady

6 July 2004

LOUISIANA – As reported by the Opelousas Daily: "Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino slot revenues held at a steady $5.5 million during the months of May and April despite fluctuations in the number of people who visited.

"Based on revenue reports released by the state, the casino has experienced losses in revenues since February.

"…The slot casino portion of the Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino opened in Opelousas on Dec. 19, four months earlier than expected. During its first 13 days of operation it collected $3.4 million and 123,729 people came to see the new facility.

"The following month the casino welcomed 201,732 visitors during its first full month of operation and collected $5.9 million.

"The month of February appeared even more promising when despite a decrease in attendance, slot machines brought in a record $6.2 million that month.

"The casino collected $448,675 less in March than in February. In April, collections went down another $222,035 compared to the previous month. : "

"The casino collected $5.506,448 in May, $77,232 less than in April…"

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