FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 16th, 2013

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Combined Slots And Table Games Revenue In Pennsylvania Rises 4.4% In 2012

December 2012 table games revenue is 2nd highest monthly total to date

HARRISBURG, PA: Total gross revenue from the play of slot machines and table games at Pennsylvania’s 11 casinos during calendar year 2012 was 4.4% higher than revenue generated in 2011, according to figures released today by the Gaming Control Board.

Combined gross revenue from casino gaming was $3,158,317,863 in 2012 which produced tax revenue in the amount of $1,441,789,220.

The following chart tracks slot machines and table games gross revenue. The first slot machines began operating in November 2006 while table games were added to Pennsylvania casinos in July 2010:

Calendar Year Gross Slot Machine Revenue Gross Table Games Revenue Total Gaming Revenue
2006 $31,567,926 n/a $31,567,926
2007 $1,039,030,723 n/a $1,039,030,723
2008 $1,615,565,758 n/a $1,615,565,758
2009 $1,964,570,480 n/a $1,964,570,480
2010 $2,273,934,190 $212,473,871 $2,486,408,061
2011 $2,405,867,897 $618,905,062 $3,024,772,959
2012 $2,470,935,317 $687,382,546 $3,158,317,863

The Board also reported today that gross revenue from just the play of table games at Pennsylvania casinos was $60.4 million in December 2012. That represented an 8.2% increase in gross revenue from table games during December of this year compared to December of 2011, and was the second highest gross revenue month for tables behind March 2012.

The monthly report for table games is posted on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.

The gross table games revenue breakdown for each of the casinos in December 2012 is as follows:

Casino December  2012
Tables
December
2012 Gross Revenue
December
2011 Tables
December 2011 Gross Revenue
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem 152 $13,483,331 135 $11,727,468
Parx Casino 163 $9,466,900 184 $10,027,857
SugarHouse Casino 56 $7,724,091 54 $6,532,479
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack 121 $7,240,002 125 $5,942,422
Rivers Casino 116 $5,795,240 108 $5,920,238
Mount Airy Casino Resort 72 $3,434,196 72 $2,786,443
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs 84 $3,319,632 84 $4,283,739
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course 69 $3,239,106 69 $3,278,192
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino 80 $2,970,906 78 $3,390,887
Valley Forge Casino Resort 50 $2,619,138 -- --
Presque Isle Downs and Casino 53 $1,090,895 53 $1,933,761
Statewide Total 1,016 $60,383,437 962 $55,823,485

The Board is also providing a gross table games revenue comparison for each casino for the 2012 and 2011. The December figure boosted table games revenue during 2012 to $687 million, an increase of 11% over the previous year.

Casino Gross Table Games Revenue 2012  Gross Table Games Revenue 2011
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem $146,492,966 $106,382,790
Parx Casino $109,959,936 $114,485,037
SugarHouse Casino $83,941,815 $74,212,307
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack $81,009,223 $80,971,453
Rivers Casino $69,738,431 $67,497,387
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs $42,747,972 $42,021,546
Mount Airy Casino Resort $39,670,415 $39,607,114
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course $38,579,543 $38,410,926
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino $35,441,404 $34,325,170
Valley Forge Casino Resort (opened 3/31/12) $21,419,727 --
Presque Isle Downs and Casino $18,381,114 $20,991,332
Statewide Total $687,382,546 $618,905,062

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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