FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 5th, 2014

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 Slot Machine Revenue Shows Increase During October

 

HARRISBURG, PA:   The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Boardposted on its web site today the monthly report for total revenue generated from the play of slot machines at casinos during October.

According to the report, gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinos rose 1.14% in October of this year to $191,130,250 compared to the $188,973,185in gross revenue generated in October 2013.  

Tax revenue in October of this year was $102,281,926. 

 Gross revenue for each of the casinos is as follows, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year: 

Casino

October 2014

October 2013

% change

Parx Casino

$30,235,275.03

$28,838,893.94

4.84%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$23,036,180.28

$22,415,032.77

2.77%

Rivers Casino

$22,256,276.12

$22,540,156.46

-1.26%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$17,980,178.14

$18,296,124.41

-1.73%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$17,802,976.55

$17,659,584.74

0.81%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$17,798,487.45

$17,844,487.30

-0.26%

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

$17,759,495.61

$18,199,300.08

-2.42%

SugarHouse Casino

$14,224,989.32

$14,302,740.75

-0.54%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$11,127,944.77

$11,603,170.29

-4.10%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,067,577.51

$10,218,472.80

-1.48%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$6,131,025.63

$5,327,361.24

15.09%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,709,843.24

$1,727,860.36

56.83%

Statewide Total

$191,130,249.65

$188,973,185.14

1.14%

 The average number of operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania was 26,414 in October 2014 compared to 26,598 in October 2013. 

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 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two resort casinos, collectively employ over 17,700 people within their facilities and generate an average of $4 million per day in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. 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.

# # #