FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 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

Revenue From Table Games Play During April Up Nearly 9% At Pennsylvania Casinos

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced today that revenue generated from the play of table games at Pennsylvania casinos during April of 2013 was 8.9 percent above table games revenue produced last April.

According to a report posted today on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, this April’s gross table games revenue generated by 11 casinos was $61,552,334 or $5,052,710 higher than in April 2012 when revenue totaled $56,499,624. 

With an average of 1,041 tables in operation statewide on a daily basis, tax revenue produced this April was $8,859,845.

Coupled with figures on slot machine revenue released earlier this month, overall gross revenue from both slots and tables was $266,707,740 this April, just slightly below the $270,649,126 generated in April of last year.

Casino April 2013 Tables April 2013 Gross Revenue April 2012 Tables April 2012 Gross Revenue
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem 183 $13,932,560 152 $10,846,676
Parx Casino 164 $10,153,193 183 $8,916,027
SugarHouse Casino 58 $7,316,611 54 $7,327,221
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack 121 $6,665,016 125 $6,649,145
Rivers Casino 114 $4,992,447 110 $6,048,602
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino 80 $4,381,161 79 $2,694,896
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs 84 $3,513,736 84 $3,204,049
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course 69 $3,423,756 69 $3,501,005
Mount Airy Casino Resort 72 $3,135,321 72 $2,881,681
Valley Forge Casino Resort 50 $2,790,101 50 $2,318,342
Presque Isle Downs and Casino 46 $1,248,432 53 $2,111,980
Statewide Total 1,041 $61,552,334 1,031 $56,499,624

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 games 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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