FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2nd, 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

Slot Machine Revenue In Pennsylvania Drops 3.9% In March

HARRISBURG, PA:   The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today via its web site that total revenue generated through the play of slot machines at Pennsylvania casinos during March was down 3.9% compared to the amount generated a year ago.

According to the report, this March’s gross revenue from slot machine play was $207,712,396 compared to $216,213,980 of gross revenue in March 2014. Tax revenue generated in March of this year from slot machine play was $110,788,626.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in March 2015 is as follows, with the percentage change reflected for those casinos.

Casino

March 2015

March 2014

% change

Parx Casino

$32,631,351.18

$33,304,288.65

-2.02%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$26,201,561.19

$25,580,709.21

2.43%

Rivers Casino

$24,474,712.25

$25,646,514.08

-4.57%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$19,832,757.03

$20,867,019.47

-4.96%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$19,298,760.74

$20,571,595.19

-6.19%

The Meadows Casino

$18,799,708.54

$19,869,316.92

-5.38%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$18,340,756.77

$20,545,310.21

-10.73%

SugarHouse Casino

$16,431,610.75

$16,886,408.60

-2.69%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$11,905,128.80

$13,016,839.32

-8.54%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,387,194.78

$11,024,101.21

-5.78%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$6,915,013.13

$6,694,868.05

3.29%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,493,840.85

$2,207,008.90

13.00%

Statewide Total

$207,712,396.01

$216,213,979.81

-3.93%

The average number of operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania was 26,336 in March 2015 compared to 26,574 at the casinos in March 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 17,200 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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