FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 30th, 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

2009/2010 Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Annual Report Available On Web Site

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has released its 2009/2010 Annual Report. The 28-page document is available in electronic format and can be downloaded by visiting the Gaming Control Board’s web site, www.pgcb.state.pa.us, and choosing the special Annual Report link on the home page.

The Annual Report highlights the continued growth of licensed slot machine gaming in Pennsylvania during 2009 and the first half of 2010, and includes accomplishments of all PGCB Bureaus including statistics on licensing and gaming revenues along with special reports on diversity and problem gambling.

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Racehorse Development and Gaming Act, the Board has jurisdiction over every aspect of the authorization, operation and regulation of slot machine and table gaming in the Commonwealth. Nine casinos were in operation at the close of the report period of June 30, 2010 with a 10th facility, Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino, opening just last week.

Since November 2006 when the first legalized casino opened, the Pennsylvania slots gaming industry has returned more than $4 billion in to the Commonwealth’s citizens through revenues generated by the slot machine and table game taxes and from license fees, and created nearly 13,000 jobs.

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