FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 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

Revenue From Table Games Play During March Highest To Date At Pennsylvania Casinos

HARRISBURG, PA: The amount of revenue generated from the collective play of table games at Pennsylvania casinos during March of 2013 was the highest monthly amount to date, 9% higher than revenue produced last March.

According to a report posted today on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's web site, this March's gross table games revenue was $67,383,247 or $5,518,702 higher than in March 2012 when revenue totaled $61,864,545. That revenue total last March had been the highest to date since table games were introduced at Pennsylvania casinos in July 2010.

With an average of 1,041 tables in operation statewide on a daily basis, tax revenue produced this March was $9,711,678.

Coupled with figures on slot machine revenue released earlier this month, overall gross revenue from both slots and tables was $296,718,618 this March compared to $295,012,024 in March of last year, an increase of 1%. 

Gross revenue for each of the casinos in March 2013 compared to March 2012 is as follows:

Casino March 2013 Tables March 2013 Gross Revenue March 2012 Tables March 2012 Gross Revenue
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem 183 $15,347,672 152 $12,119,922
Parx Casino 163 $11,137,386 183 $11,068,335
SugarHouse Casino 58 $8,024,201 54 $7,586,050
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack 121 $7,265,244 125 $7,874,322
Rivers Casino 114 $6,740,040 108 $6,740,328
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs 84 $3,552,598 84 $3,581,294
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course 69 $3,589,525 69 $3,790,921
Mount Airy Casino Resort 72 $3,590,800 72 $3,675,927
Valley Forge Casino Resort 50 $3,512,504 50 $276,373
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino 81 $3,318,622 78 $3,034,983
Presque Isle Downs and Casino 46 $1,304,655 53 $2,116,090
Statewide Total 1,041 $67,383,247 1,028 $61,864,545

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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