FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 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

April Table Games Revenue Up Over Previous Year

Total casino gaming revenue rises 4.1%

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced today that revenue from the play of table games at Pennsylvania casinos during April of 2015 was up 4% over revenue generated last year.

According to a report posted today on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, April’s gross table games revenue was $64,684,083 or $2,499,293 higher than in April 2014 when revenue totaled $62,184,790.

With an average of 1,125 tables in operation statewide on a daily basis, tax revenue produced  from table game play this April was $9,283,708. In April 2014, there was an average of 1,106 in operation daily with tax revenue at $8,944,373.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos in April 2015 compared to April 2014 is as follows:

Casino

April 2015

Gross Revenue

April 2014 Gross Revenue

% change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$16,621,575

$15,028,894

10.60%

Parx Casino

$11,550,165

$10,061,363

14.80%

SugarHouse Casino

$8,100,847

$7,901,261

2.53%

Rivers Casino

$6,260,397

$6,252,232

0.13%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$5,550,496

$6,154,439

-9.81%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,709,022

$3,684,368

0.67%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,224,471

$4,033,101

-20.05%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$3,072,209

$2,451,961

25.30%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$3,029,078

$3,209,574

-5.62%

The Meadows Casino

$1,917,819

$1,914,964

0.15%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,134,367

$1,130,264

0.36%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$513,637

$362,370

41.74%

Statewide Total

$64,684,083

$62,184,790

4.02%

Coupled with figures on slot machine revenue released earlier this month, the combined gross revenue from both slots and tables was $270,578,910 this April, 4.1% higher than the $259,945,767 generated in April of last year.

Total casino 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

$44,452,844

$40,515,885

9.72%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$42,920,508

$38,731,082

10.82%

Rivers Casino

$30,016,628

$29,405,114

2.08%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$24,704,433

$24,822,703

-0.48%

SugarHouse Casino

$24,127,134

$22,943,675

5.16%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$22,619,834

$22,265,068

1.59%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$22,068,278

$20,749,019

6.36%

The Meadows Casino

$20,283,534

$20,448,714

-0.81%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$15,157,092

$16,154,077

-6.17%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$11,268,063

$11,759,491

-4.18%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$9,894,730

$9,684,823

2.17%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$3,065,834

$2,466,115

24.32%

Statewide Total

$270,578,910

$259,945,767

4.09%

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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