FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 17th, 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 Up 3.4% In November

 

HARRISBURG, PA:  Revenue from table games play at Pennsylvania casinos was $55.9 million in November 2012, according to a report released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.  That represents an overall increase of 3.4% in gross revenue generated from the play of table games during November of this year compared to November 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 November was $8 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 November 2012, combined gross gaming revenue from table games and slot machines this past month was $248,381,749 an increase of 1% from last November. 

Combined tax revenue from slot machine and table games play during November of this year was $111,689,755.

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

 

Casino November 2012 Tables November 2012 Gross Revenue November
2011 Tables
November 2011 Gross Revenue
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem 152 $12,766,448 129 $8,621,584
Parx Casino 163 $8,099,516 183 $10,647,582
SugarHouse Casino 55 $6,946,703 53 $6,999,825
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack 121 $6,452,394 121 $6,517,847
Rivers Casino 114 $6,026,852 108 $6,103,011
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs 84 $3,603,009 84 $3,552,201
Mount Airy Casino Resort 72 $3,268,339 72 $3,812,551
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course 69 $3,041,479 65 $3,050,170
Valley Forge Casino Resort 50 $2,611,422 -- --
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino 80 $1,754,328 78 $2,762,629
Presque Isle Downs and Casino 53 $1,298,770 53 $1,962,962
Statewide Total 1,013 $55,869,258 946 $54,030,362

 

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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