FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17th, 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

PA Table Games Revenue Rises 4% In October

HARRISBURG, PA:  Revenue from table games play at the 12 Pennsylvania casinos was just over $63 million in October 2014, according to a report released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.  That represents a 4.1% increase in revenue from table games play during October of this year compared to October of 2013.

The monthly report, posted on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, also shows $9,060,347 in tax revenue that was generated from table games this October.

Coupled with figures on slot machine revenue released earlier this month, overall gross gaming revenue from both slots and tables increased by 1.9% this October compared to October of 2013. 

Revenue from all casino gaming was $254,189,697 this past month compared to $249,524,178 last October.

Gross table games revenue for each of the casinos is as follows:

Casino

October 2014 Tables

October 2014 Gross Revenue

October 2013 Tables

October 2013 Gross Revenue

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

206

$16,945,240

183

$16,484,752

Parx Casino

154

$11,191,308

165

$9,234,794

SugarHouse Casino

61

$7,764,047

58

$7,011,149

Rivers Casino

113

$5,864,438

113

$5,844,387

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

122

$4,881,704

126

$6,023,325

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

87

$4,261,669

84

$2,994,558

Mount Airy Casino Resort

80

$3,577,991

74

$3,214,825

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

70

$2,560,703

69

$2,762,987

Valley Forge Casino Resort

50

$2,196,411

50

$2,831,567

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

81

$2,052,929

75

$2,765,436

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

46

$1,246,395

46

$926,243

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

29

$516,612

28

$456,970

Statewide Total

1,099

$63,059,448

1,071

$60,550,993

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.

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