FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 5th, 2015

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 Up Nearly 6% In December

Revenue from machine play tops $2.3 Billion for 4th consecutive year

HARRISBURG, PA:  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s monthly slot machine revenue report for December of 2014 shows an increase of 5.82% in gross revenue generated over December of 2013.  The report has been posted on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.

According to the report, the play of slot machines at the 12 casinos produced over $10 million more in gross revenue this year, $188,426,686, compared to the $178,059,128 in gross revenue generated in December of last year.

The average combined number of slot machines operating daily was 26,377 in December of 2014 compared to 26,591 in December of 2013.

Monthly gross revenue and percentage change for each of the casinos operating is as follows:

Casino

December 2014

December 2013

% change

Parx Casino

$30,718,103.73

$27,661,105.24

11.05%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$23,243,084.32

$21,460,962.26

8.30%

Rivers Casino

$23,023,642.50

$23,060,825.22

-0.16%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$18,423,475.56

$16,919,455.27

8.89%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$17,263,726.50

$16,626,963.81

3.83%

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

$17,224,482.77

$16,909,887.92

1.86%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$17,096,414.17

$16,987,205.43

0.64%

SugarHouse Casino

$13,939,209.98

$13,507,358.47

3.20%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$10,262,897.63

$9,766,042.98

5.09%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$8,994,568.34

$8,307,528.59

8.27%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$6,065,172.14

$5,281,294.37

14.84%

Lady Luck Casino at Nemacolin

$2,171,907.87

$1,570,498.31

38.29%

Statewide Total

$188,426,685.51

$178,059,127.87

5.82%

Gross revenue from slot machine gaming for the 2014 calendar year remained above $2.3 billion. Total revenue for 2014 was $2,319,534,380, 2.7% below calendar year 2013 when gross revenue totaled $2,384,098,225. 

Tax generated from slot machine gaming in 2014 was $1,239,730,997.

Gross slot machine revenue produced at each casino during 2014 compared to 2013, including percentage change, is as follows:

Casino

2014

2013

% change

Parx casino

$360,755,915.19

$368,423,344.53

-2.08%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$280,979,455.92

$288,378,795.58

-2.57%

Rivers Casino

$276,936,722.40

$284,287,181.50

-2.59%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$217,836,232.03

$233,875,716.42

-6.86%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$217,289,559.19

$229,773,418.51

-5.43%

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

$217,175,321.28

$219,667,892.47

-1.13%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$213,954,040.34

$230,334,691.98

-7.11%

SugarHouse Casino

$174,368,864.12

$180,760,341.92

-3.54%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$140,635,829.05

$142,856,720.19

-1.55%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$119,440,853.72

$131,101,451.66

-8.89%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$73,495,316.59

$63,207,407.84

16.28%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin - opened 7/1/13*

$26,666,269.85

$11,431,262.47*

N/A

Statewide Total

$2,319,534,379.68

$2,384,098,225.07

-2.71%

Complete 2014 calendar year figures for all casino gaming will be available later this month when the Board receives and posts its December table games revenue report on its web site.

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 and is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. There are 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ over 17,700 people and generate an average of $3.7 million per day in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners with additional tax revenue going to the horse racing industry, economic development projects, fire companies, county fairs, water and sewer projects, the Commonwealth’s General Fund, and to local governments that host casinos.