FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 4th, 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

Slots Machine Revenue At Pennsylvania Casinos Up Over 5% In January

HARRISBURG, PA:   The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Boardtoday posted on its web site the monthly report for total gross revenue and tax revenue generated from the play of slot machines at casinos during January.

According to the report, gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinosrose 5.3% in January of this year to $180,963,004 compared to the $171,786,456 in gross revenue that was generated in January  2014. 

Tax revenue in January of this year was $96,476,806. 

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in January 2015 is as follows, with the percentage change reflected for those casinos that were operating in January of both years. 

Casino

January 2015

January 2014

% change

Parx Casino

$29,894,105.37

$26,938,314.64

10.97%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$22,996,965.35

$20,799,889.55

10.56%

Rivers Casino

$22,258,968.82

$21,690,444.32

2.62%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$17,175,204.39

$16,113,372.97

6.59%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$16,722,413.86

$15,872,504.77

5.35%

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

$16,030,986.86

$16,912,113.52

-5.21%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$15,899,154.43

$15,704,814.49

1.24%

SugarHouse Casino

$13,721,473.62

$13,129,805.39

4.51%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$9,990,339.60

$9,862,222.22

1.30%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$7,959,881.91

$7,941,904.86

0.23%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$6,203,535.82

$5,303,016.74

16.98%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,109,974.45

$1,518,052.04

38.99%

Statewide Total

$180,963,004.48

$171,786,455.51

5.34%

The average number of slot machines operating throughout Pennsylvania was 26,355 in January 2015 compared to 26,606 in January 2014.

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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