Pennsylvania Table Games Revenue Rose 12% In January
HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced today that gross revenue from gambling at table games in the Commonwealth’s casinos was $59,378,324, a 12% increase over January 2012 when revenue totaled $52,980,494.
The Board also reported through reports posted on its web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, that table games play this January at the 11 casinos in operation generated tax revenue of more than $8.5 million. This tax revenue was generated with an average of 1,026 tables in operation on a daily basis compared to an average of 962 tables operating last January.
Overall gross revenue from both slots and tables was $247,622,923 this January compared to $243,498,055 in January of last year, an increase of just under 2%. Figures on slot machine revenue were released earlier this month by the Board.
Table games gross revenue for each of the casinos in January 2013 compared to January 2012 is as follows:
||Jan. 2013 Tables
||Jan. 2013 Gross Revenue
||Jan. 2012 Tables
||Jan. 2012 Gross Revenue
|Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
|Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack
|Mount Airy Casino Resort
|Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
|Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
|Valley Forge Casino Resort
|The Meadows Racetrack and Casino
|Presque Isle Downs and Casino
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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