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Slot Payouts - Iowa, Missouri and Lousiana - Report #1C

1 October 2001

By Gayle Mitchell

In this third and final part of this report, we offer an expanded version of slot payout %'s in Iowa, Missouri and Louisiana as per the Gaming Commissions, along with casino/regional names by slot denominations. This report is for one month only. I suggest you utilize this additional information along with the Slots Reports over a period of months to better determine your casino selections.

IOWA: Note: following slot % payouts are by casino and denomination in descending order.

Casino Payout % Denomination
Belle of Sioux City 92.5 Nickels
Ameristar 2 and Capri Bettendorf 92.3  
Capri Davenport 92.2  
Lakeside 92.1  
Prairie Meadows 92.0  
Dubuque, Bluffs Run and Marquette 91.9  
Diamond Jo 91.8  
Harveys and Mississippi Belle 2 91.7  
Catfish Bend 91.0  
Lakeside 93.9 Quarters
Harveys 93.8  
Prairie Meadows 93.6  
Ameristar 2 93.5  
Bluffs Run 93.3  
Isle-Davenport and Bettendorf 93.1  
Diamond Jo, Marquette, Miss.Belle 93.0  
Belle of Sioux City 92.9  
Dubuque 92.8  
Catfish Bend 92.4  
Ameristar, Sioux City & Bluffs Run 95.7 Dollars
Harveys and Isle Marquette 95.6  
Bettendorf 95.2  
Diamond Jo and Lakeside 95.1  
Dubuque 94.9  
Capri Davenport 94.7  
Prairie Meadows 94.6  
Catfish Bend 94.5  
Mississippi Belle 2 94.4  
Catfish Bend 97.8 $5
Isle Marquette 97.3  
Lakeside 97.0  
Belle Sioux and Bluffs Run 96.5  
Harveys 96.4  
Prairie Meadows 96.2  
Dubuque 95.8  
Isle Davenport 95.6  
Diamond Jo 95.4  
Mississippi Belle 2 95.3  
Ameristar 2 94.4  
Isle Bettendorf 93.9  
Ameristar 2 105.6 * $25
Prairie Meadows 98.2  
Isle Bettendorf 97.4  
Diamond Jo 95.5  
Bluffs Run 93.1  
Lakeside and Isle Davenport 92.3  
Catfish Bend 91.7  
Harveys 91.2  

MISSOURI: Note: following slot % payouts are by casino and denomination in descending order.

Casino Payout % Denomination
Isle of Capri 93.3 Nickels
St Jo Frontier 92.4  
St Charles Stn 91.0  
President 90.2  
Argosy and Harrahs-St Louis 89.9  
Harrahs-NKC 88.7  
KC Station 88.5  
Argosy Riverside 94.3 Quarters
Isle of Capri 93.9  
St Charles Stn 93.6  
Harrahs-St Louis 93.5  
St Jo Frontier 93.3  
KC Station and Harrahs-NKC 93.2  
President 92.6  
Aztar 90.4  
Argosy Riverside and Isle of Capri 95.2 50 cents
St Charles Stn 94.8  
Harrahs-St Louis and Harrahs-NKC 93.6  
KC Station 93.3  
President 92.5  
Argosy and Isle of Capri 96.2 Dollars
St Jo Frontier 96.1  
Harrahs-St Louis 95.6  
Harrahs-NKC 95.5  
President 95.3  
KC Station 95.2  
St Charles Stn 95.1  
Aztar 90.1  
President 101.0 * $5
St Charles Stn 97.4  
Harrahs-NKC 97.3  
Harrahs-St Louis 97.1  
KC Station 96.9  
Argosy 96.8  
St Jo Frontier 96.1  
Aztar 95.9  
Isle of Capri 95.3  
Harrahs-St Louis 96.5 $10
Argosy 94.6  
Harrahs-NKC 94.2  
KC Station 93.0  
Harrahs-NKC 106.4 * $25
Harrahs-St Louis 96.3  

LOUISIANA: Note: following slot % payouts are by region and denomination in descending order.

Gaming Region Payout % Denomination
Baton Rouge 91.9 Nickels
New Orleans 91.5  
Shreveport-Bossier 91.1  
Lake Charles 90.4  
Baton Rouge 93.8 Quarters
New Orleans 92.4  
Shreveport-Bossier 92.2  
Lake Charles 90.6  
New Orleans and Shreveport-Bossier 93.2 50 cents
Baton Rouge 93.1  
Lake Charles 90.7  
New Orleans 94.6 Dollars
Baton Rouge and Shreveport-Bossier 94.4  
Lake Charles 92.9  
Baton Rouge 96.7 $5
New Orleans 96.3  
Shreveport-Bossier 95.7  
Lake Charles 93.7  
Baton Rouge 100.3 * $10
Shreveport-Bossier 95.6  
New Orleans 94.8  
Lake Charles 92.0  
Lake Charles 206.1 * $25
Baton Rouge 96.3  
Shreveport-Bossier 95.7  
New Orleans 93.6  

Additional notes: * -- Slot payouts over 100% could include a large jackpot win.

Total of all denominations for Nevada, Canada and the two casinos in Connecticut are found monthly in the Slots Report. We will provide additional payout statistics re: this series of three expanded reports in upcoming months.

Gayle Mitchell
Gayle Mitchell, one of the first women to break through the “felt ceiling” of the previously male-dominated world of casino gambling gurus, is now regarded as one of North America’s leading experts on casino gambling.

Gayle’s commitment to educating the gambling public began almost 20 years ago, when she walked into a Las Vegas casino and experienced for the first time the thrill that comes with winning even a small bet. She made up her mind then and there to learn every game in the casino, and a short time later resolved to make a career out of sharing her insights with other gamblers. She had always considered herself to be a good teacher – she believes in keeping things simple – and decided that she would commit herself to showing newbies how to become knowledgeable, intelligent gamblers.

Gayle started her own publishing company, and her first book came out in 1997. Today she is the author of seven books, seven EBooks, and a set of five Tips booklets, and has presented many seminars on casino gambling. Currently she teaches Learn to Win Programs with other leading experts at The site is a player-friendly Free Gambling Learning Center offering 300+ online lessons for popular casino games plus Gambling Teachers Blog. Gayle also operates, which is a games glossary site for sport, casino, skill and video game players.

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