FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 4th, 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

Slot Machine Revenue In Pennsylvania Drops 1% In January

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today on its web site that total revenue generated through the play of slot machines at Pennsylvania casinos during January was down just over 1% compared to the amount generated a year ago.

According to the report, this January’s gross revenue at the eleven operating casinos from slot machine play was $188,244,599 compared to $190,517,561 of gross revenue in January 2012, a decrease of 1.19%. 

The Board also reported that the amount of tax revenue generated for the Commonwealth from slot machine play during this January was $101,165,222.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in January 2013 is as follows, with the percentage change reflected for those casinos. 

Casino January 2013 January 2012 % change
Parx Casino $30,168,870.90 $31,622,707.95 -4.60%
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem $22,897,391.91 $22,499,691.16 1.77%
Rivers Casino $22,608,655.09 $21,857,008.60 3.44%
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack $19,249,436.44 $20,135,948.12 -4.40%
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course $18,240,416.57 $19,379,084.78 -5.88%
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino $18,213,758.06 $18,681,927.26 -2.51%
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs $17,229,093.88 $18,355,714.03 -6.14%
SugarHouse Casino $14,786,300.07 $15,557,548.06 -4.96%
Mount Airy Casino Resort $10,901,386.15 $10,761,266.17 1.30%
Presque Isle Downs and Casino $9,232,000.39 $11,666,664.73 -20.87%
Valley Forge Casino Resort $4,717,289.91 -- --
Statewide Total $188,244,599.37 $190,517,560.86 -1.19%

The average number of operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania at the 11 casinos was 26,552 in January 2013 compared to 26,266 at the casinos in January 2012. 

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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