FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 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 November Table Game Revenue

HARRISBURG, PA: The play of table games during November at Pennsylvania casinos generated tax revenue of more than $8.7 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 November, gross revenue from play of all table games was $54,030,362 which was more than $15.5 million higher than November 2010 when revenue totaled $38,520,402 with an average 745 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 $8,730,120 of tax revenue.

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

Casino Nov. 2011 Tables Nov. 2011 Gross Revenue Nov.
2010 Tables
Nov. 2010 Gross Revenue
Parx Casino 183 $10,647,582 81 $6,681,119
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem 129 $8,621,584 89 $4,165,574
SugarHouse Casino 53 $6,999,825 40 $5,311,556
Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack 121 $6,517,847 119 $4,953,259
Rivers Casino 108 $6,103,011 86 $4,184,702
Mount Airy Casino Resort 72 $3,812,551 78 $3,037,067
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs 84 $3,552,201 84 $3,606,784
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course 65 $3,050,170 56 $2,486,936
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino 78 $2,762,629 64 $2,469,206
Presque Isle Downs and Casino 53 $1,962,962 48 $1,624,200
Statewide Total 946 $54,030,362 745 $38,520,402

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. The ten casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table game gambling,  employ over 15,000 people, and collectively have generated $5.6 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 website, 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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