FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 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

Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue In April

Shows Increase of Over 4% from Previous Year

HARRISBURG, PA:  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today on its web site that the collective slot machine revenue produced at the 12 casinos during April 2015 increased 4.1% compared to the same month last year.

According to the monthly report posted on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, this April’s gross revenue from the play of slot machines statewide was $205,894,827 compared to $197,760,977 gross revenue in April 2014.

The Board also reported that the amount of tax revenue generated for the Commonwealth from slot machine play during April was $109,858,099.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in April 2015 and April 2014 is as follows, with the percentage change:

Casino

April 2015

April 2014

% Change

Parx Casino

$32,902,679.33

$30,454,522.24

8.04%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$26,298,932.43

$23,702,187.99

10.96%

Rivers Casino

$23,756,231.29

$23,152,882.76

2.61%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$19,153,936.07

$18,668,264.14

2.60%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$18,996,069.05

$18,297,057.66

3.82%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$18,910,811.55

$18,580,699.98

1.78%

The Meadows Casino

$18,365,715.21

$18,533,750.02

-0.91%

Sugarhouse Casino

$16,026,286.54

$15,042,414.67

6.54%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$11,932,620.23

$12,120,975.73

-1.55%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,133,695.57

$10,629,226.63

-4.66%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$6,865,651.92

$6,475,249.53

6.03%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,552,197.58

$2,103,745.41

21.32%

Statewide Total

$205,894,826.77

$197,760,976.76

4.11%

The average number of operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania was 26,265 in April 2015 compared to 26,527 at the casinos in April 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 smaller 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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