FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 15th, 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

Table Games Revenue For December Up More Than 15%

Total casino revenue in Pennsylvania tops $3 Billion for 4th consecutive year

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today that gross revenue from the play of table games at Pennsylvania casinos in December 2014 increased 15.3% over revenue in December 2013.

The report was posted on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, under the Revenue section of the site. The gross table games revenue breakdown for each of the casinos in December 2014 compared with December 2013 revenue is as follows:

Casino

December 2014 Tables

December 2014 Gross Revenue

December 2013 Tables

December 2013 Gross Revenue

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

206

$20,926,257

183

$14,194,356

Parx Casino

154

$11,597,102

165

$10,180,171

SugarHouse Casino

84

$8,181,145

58

$7,281,959

Rivers Casino

113

$5,690,285

113

$5,593,869

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

120

$4,979,712

126

$7,089,634

Mount Airy Casino Resort

80

$3,478,429

74

$3,062,778

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

91

$3,390,943

84

$3,397,647

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

70

$3,324,890

69

$2,830,904

Valley Forge Casino Resort

50

$2,584,582

50

$2,194,593

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

81

$2,492,947

75

$1,746,776

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

47

$915,987

46

$1,053,511

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

29

$437,372

28

$348,432

Statewide Total

1,125

$67,999,652

1,071

$58,974,629

The December increase boosted 2014 gross table games revenue to an amount 2.7% above that for 2013 ($749.5 million compared to $729.8 million). Casino-by-casino comparisons for the calendar year are in the following chart:

Casino

Gross Table Games Revenue 2014

Gross Table Games Revenue 2013

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$188,974,141

$176,577,739

Parx Casino

$129,884,887

$119,244,192

SugarHouse Casino

$90,755,766

$84,797,895

Rivers Casino

$69,360,716

$67,702,280

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$68,989,732

$77,285,609

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

$45,644,444

$43,764,894

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$43,028,021

$40,523,390

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$33,396,373

$36,427,141

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$33,209,169

$33,046,232

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$28,154,170

$34,552,104

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$13,069,815

$13,513,477

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$5,075,983

$2,395,413*

Statewide Total

$749,543,217

$729,830,365

* Partial year figure; Lady Luck opened in July 2013

Coupled with the earlier announced increase of nearly 6% in slot machine revenue during December 2014, Pennsylvania’s casinos showed a combined gaming revenue increase of 8.2% over December 2013.

Looking at calendar year 2014, combined gaming revenue dropped 1.44% from 2013, but still marked the 4th straight year in which the revenue figure topped $3 billion ($3.07 billion from $3.11 billion).

The following chart tracks slot machine and table games gross revenue since the first slots-only casino opened in November 2006.  Table games were added to Pennsylvania casinos in July 2010.

 

Calendar Year

Gross Slot Machine Revenue

Gross Table Games Revenue

Total Gaming Revenue

2006

$31,567,926

n/a

$31,567,926

2007

$1,039,030,723

n/a

$1,039,030,723

2008

$1,615,565,758

n/a

$1,615,565,758

2009

$1,964,570,480

n/a

$1,964,570,480

2010

$2,273,934,190

$212,473,871

$2,486,408,061

2011

$2,405,867,897

$618,905,062

$3,024,772,959

2012

$2,470,935,317

$687,382,546

$3,158,317,863

2013

$2,384,098,225

$729,830,365

$3,113,928,590

2014

$2,319,534,380

$749,543,217

$3,069,077,597

Tax revenue in 2014 from the combined play of slot machines and table games was $1,347,672,231. Slot machines are taxed at an approximate 54% rate while table games are taxed at 14%.

Total gaming revenue generated since the first casino opened in Pennsylvania totals over $19.5 billion through the end of 2014, while revenue returned to Pennsylvania citizens in the form of taxes and license fees is approximately $10.5 billion dollars.

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.

Additional information about both the PGCB’s regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

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