FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 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

PA Table Games Continue To Show Revenue Increase

Newest revenue figures show 6.1% increase during August

HARRISBURG, PA: Revenue from table games play at the 12 Pennsylvania casinos was $63.5 million in August 2013, according to a report released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. That represented a 6.1% increase in revenue from table games play during August of this year compared to August of 2012.

The monthly report, posted on the Board's web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, also shows $9.1 million in tax revenue was generated from table games this August.

Coupled with figures on slot machine revenue released earlier this month, overall gross revenue from both slots and tables differed by only about $1.5 million this August compared to August of 2012. Revenue from all casino gaming was $268,905,470 this past month compared to $270,445,771 last August.

Gross table games revenue for each of the casinos operating in both August 2013 and August 2012 is as follows:

Casino August 2013 Tables August 2013 Gross Revenue August 2012 Tables August 2012 Gross Revenue
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem 183 $14,709,702 152 $14,183,868
Parx Casino 166 $10,568,063 167 $8,534,017
SugarHouse Casino 58 $7,009,093 55 $6,823,093
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack 122 $6,702,466 125 $7,077,849
Rivers Casino 113 $6,116,554 116 $6,621,091
Mount Airy Casino Resort 74 $4,016,903 72 $3,116,984
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs 84 $3,908,111 84 $3,795,030
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino 80 $3,024,425 80 $3,220,333
Valley Forge Casino Resort 50 $3,007,606 50 $2,072,148
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course 69 $2,937,100 70 $3,117,357
Presque Isle Downs and Casino 46 $1,037,769 53 $1,299,686
Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin (opened 7/1/13) 28 $492,789 -- --
Statewide Total 1,074 $63,530,579 1,024 $59,861,456

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 12 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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