FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 21st, 2010

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Revenue Figures For First Full Month of Table Game Play Released By Gaming Control Board

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site the revenue figures for August table games play at the nine operating casinos.

The report for August 2010, available at www.pgcb.state.pa.us, represents the first full month of revenue since implementation of table games occurred in July and offers revenue information for each of the casinos. It also includes a breakdown for non-banking, banking, and electronic tables, revenue and taxes generated, and the number of table games by facility:

Casino Tables Gross Revenue State Tax* Local Tax#
Parx Casino 57 $6,338,617 $887,406 $126,772
Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack 99 $5,918,137 $828,539 $118,363
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem 89 $4,297,070 $601,590 $85,941
Rivers Casino 85 $4,162,280 $582,719 $83,246
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs 72 $3,533,765 $494,727 $70,675
Mount Airy Casino Resort 72 $3,360,361 $470,451 $67,207
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse 53 $2,658,762 $372,227 $53,175
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino 61 $2,395,124 $335,317 $47,902
Presque Isle Downs and Casino 48 $1,891,056 $264,748 $37,821
Statewide Total 636 $34,555,172 $4,837,724 $691,104

*14% of gross revenue
# 2% of gross revenue

PGCB Executive Director Kevin O’Toole says the first full month of operation of table games has shown table games are very popular in Pennsylvania and that casino operators are now beginning the task of optimizing operations to meet the demands of their customers.

“The casinos continue to refine their table game operations including the correct number and mix of games to meet patron demands,” says Gaming Control Board Executive Director Kevin O’Toole. “I expect that will continue to change somewhat over the next number of months as the casinos work to best meet the expectations of their players.”

In addition to this report, the Board also posts monthly slot machine revenue reports on its web site.

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 with the passage of Act 71, also known as the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. Pennsylvania’s first new state agency in nearly 40 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. To date, with nine of a maximum fourteen casinos in operation, legalized gaming in the Commonwealth has created over 8,000 new living wage jobs, revenue that has provided property tax reduction in each of the past three years for all homeowners, funds that have reinvigorated Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry, and new revenue to local governments that has funded scores of community projects. A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at www.pgcb.state.pa.us. At this web site, visitors can view videos of Board meetings and the operation of the PGCB, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information.

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