FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 15th, 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

PA Table Games Revenue Increases 15% In September

HARRISBURG, PA: Revenue from table games play at Pennsylvania casinos was $59.3 million in September 2012, according to a report released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. That represented a 15.4% increase in gross revenue from table games during September of this year compared to September of 2011.

The monthly report, posted on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, also shows that tax revenue generated from table games this September was $8.6 million. Pennsylvania taxes gross revenue at 14% for casinos that has offered table games for two years and 16% for those casinos that began offering table games less than two years ago.

Coupled with a report posted earlier this month on the agency’s web site on slot machine revenue during September 2012, combined gross gaming revenue for table games and slot machines this past month was $259,767,499. That amount is 3.3% higher than the combined $251,539,270 in slot machine and table games gross revenue produced in September 2011.

Combined tax revenue from slot machine and table games play during September of this year was $116,890,174.

Gross table games revenue for each of the casinos operating in September 2012 is as follows:

Casino September 2012 Tables September 2012 Gross Revenue September
2011 Tables
September 2011 Gross Revenue
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem 152 $13,584,513 129 $8,696,493
Parx Casino 163 $9,334,180 180 $9,500,924
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack 125 $6,614,215 121 $6,754,616
Rivers Casino 116 $6,533,142 107 $5,433,105
SugarHouse Casino 55 $6,506,760 52 $6,238,223
Mount Airy Casino Resort 72 $3,406,963 72 $3,665,017
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs 84 $3,347,795 84 $3,313,016
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course 70 $2,994,207 64 $3,047,235
Valley Forge Casino Resort 50 $2,903,201 -- --
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino 80 $2,818,372 78 $3,160,914
Presque Isle Downs and Casino 53 $1,258,563 44 $1,581,424
Statewide Total 1,020 $59,301,910 930 $51,390,96


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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