FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 16th, 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

Gaming Control Board Releases October Table Game Revenue

HARRISBURG, PA: The play of table games during October at Pennsylvania casinos generated tax revenue of more than $8.5 million, according to figures posted today on the Gaming Control Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.

With an average of 946 tables in operation on a daily basis during October, gross revenue from play of all table games was $53,079,942 which was more than $12 million higher than October 2010 when revenue totaled $40,893,425 with an average 693 tables operating on a daily basis.

 Pennsylvania taxes gross table game revenue at 16% (14% to the Commonwealth’s General Fund and 2% to local share fund) which resulted in $8,567,041 of tax revenue.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos in October 2011 compared to October 2010 is as follows: 

Casino Oct. 2011 Tables Oct. 2011 Gross Revenue Oct.
2010 Tables
Oct. 2010 Gross Revenue
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem 129 $10,761,227 89 $5,542,036
Parx Casino 183 $10,061,879 57 $5,793,303
Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack 121 $6,902,708 99 $5,800,755
SugarHouse Casino 53 $6,664,742 40 $5,307,615
Rivers Casino 108 $5,532,071 86 $4,173,639
Mount Airy Casino Resort 72 $3,538,494 75 $4,046,231
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs 84 $3,379,217 84 $3,450,400
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course 65 $2,998,307 54 $2,654,177
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino 78 $1,720,587 61 $2,569,882
Presque Isle Downs and Casino 52 $1,520,710 48 $1,555,387
Statewide Total 946 $53,079,942 693 $40,893,425

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. Currently, the ten casinos in operation in the Commonwealth employ almost 15,000 people and legalized slot machine and table gaming has generated $5.5 billion in tax and license fee revenue since the first casino opened in November 2006. A portion of that money is enabling property tax reduction for all Pennsylvania homeowners, providing needed funding to the Commonwealth’s horse racing industry, funding grants for fire companies and water/sewer projects, and establishing a new stream of tax revenue to local governments for community projects. A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. 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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