FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 2nd, 2012

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Slot Machine Revenue Report For September Released By Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted on its web site today its monthly report for total revenue generated from the play of slot machines at Pennsylvania casinos during September.

According to the report, September gross revenue from slot machines at the 11 operating casinos was slightly higher this year at $200,465,589 than the $200,148,304 in gross revenue generated in September 2011, a difference of less than 1%. Tax revenue in September of this year was $108,338,974.

In a comparison of just the ten casinos operating in September 2012 that were also open for the full month of September 2011, revenue was 2% lower this year.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in September 2012 is as follows, with the percentage change reflected for those casinos that were operating in September of both years.

Casino September 2012 September 2011 % change
Parx Casino $30,012,662.80 $31,093,946.44 -3.48%
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem $23,448,392.27 $22,702,187.29 3.29%
Rivers Casino $22,340,293.99 $23,354,280.67 -4.34%
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino $21,501,091.14 $20,813,281.06 3.30%
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack $20,266,467.49 $21,067,828.56 -3.80%
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course $19,690,221.59 $19,833,041.22 -0.72%
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs $18,767,900.61 $18,907,112.63 -0.74%
SugarHouse Casino $14,178,804.57 $14,974,573.68 -5.31%
Mount Airy Casino Resort $13,196,437.19 $12,973,083.87 1.72%
Presque Isle Downs and Casino $12,754,824.82 $14,428,968.74 -11.60%
Valley Forge Casino Resort $4,308,492.34 --- ---
Statewide Total $200,465,588.81 $200,148,304.16 0.16%

The average number of operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania at the 11 casinos was 26,420 in September 2012 compared to 26,441 at the 10 casinos in September 2011.

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 30 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. The 11 casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table game gambling, employ over 16,000 people, and collectively generate an average of $4 million per day in tax revenue. A portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners; provide funds to the Commonwealth’s horse racing industry, fire companies, a statewide water and sewer project grant program, and the state’s General Fund; and, established a new stream of tax revenue to local governments that host casinos for community projects.

A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board’s regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. At this website, visitors can watch Board meetings live or view videos of past meetings, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

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