FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 15th, 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

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:

Casino Jan. 2013 Tables Jan. 2013 Gross Revenue Jan. 2012 Tables Jan. 2012 Gross Revenue
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem 162 $13,970,222 135 $9,995,786
Parx Casino 163 $9,942,525 184 $9,705,806
SugarHouse Casino 57 $7,288,683 54 $6,300,127
Rivers Casino 116 $5,927,808 108 $5,162,804
Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack 121 $5,792,163 125 $7,045,533
Mount Airy Casino Resort 72 $3,632,454 72 $3,664,449
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs 84 $3,591,762 84 $4,299,660
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course 69 $3,162,835 69 $2,950,280
Valley Forge Casino Resort 50 $2,551,901 -- --
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino 80 $2,334,143 78 $2,548,065
Presque Isle Downs and Casino 53 $1,183,829 53 $1,307,984
Statewide Total 1,026 $59,378,324 962 $52,980,494

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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