FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 19th, 2011

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Table Game Revenue For December Increases More Than 14% Over Previous Month

HARRISBURG, PA: Revenue figures for table games play in December 2010, posted today on the Gaming Control Board’s web site, show continued growth in Pennsylvania’s new table game sector of the Commonwealth’s legalized casino industry.

Table games produced gross revenue in December of just over $44 million returning to Commonwealth citizens $7,052,855 in tax revenue after applying the 16% tax rate (14% to the Commonwealth’s General Fund and 2% to the local host county and municipality). That compares to $38,520,402 in gross revenue and $6,163,264 in tax revenue during November, 2010, a month-over-month increase of 14.4%.

The average number of tables operating daily in December was 783 or 5.18% more tables than in November when 745 were in daily operation.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos in December 2010 is as follows:

Casino Tables Gross Revenue State
Tax*
Local
Tax#
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem 91 $6,830,318 $956,244 $136,606
Parx Casino 105 $6,775,955 $948,634 $135,519
Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack 123 $6,048,587 $846,802 $120,972
SugarHouse Casino 42 $5,632,497 $788,550 $112,650
Rivers Casino 86 $5,178,644 $725,010 $103,573
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs 84 $3,235,939 $453,031 $64,719
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino 66 $3,165,939 $443,232 $63,319
Mount Airy Casino Resort 81 $2,954,992 $413,699 $59,100
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse 58 $2,705,897 $378,826 $54,118
Presque Isle Downs and Casino 48 $1,551,579 $217,221 $31,032
Statewide Total 783 $44,080,346 $6,171,248 $881,60

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

A detailed breakdown of revenue by casino can be found on the PGCB website that includes information for non-banking, banking, and electronic tables, revenue and taxes generated, and the number of table games.

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 ten casinos in operation, legalized gaming in the Commonwealth has created, or helped race track facilities retain, nearly 14,000 living wage jobs, provided property tax reduction in each of the past three years for all homeowners, produced revenue that has reinvigorated Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry, and provided a new stream of tax 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 on 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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