FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 3rd, 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 Casino Slots Revenue Slightly Up In May

HARRISBURG, PA:  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today that slot machine revenue generated at casinos during May of this year showed a small increase when compared to May 2014.

The complete casino by casino revenue report, which can be found on the Board’s web site www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, indicates that the casinos generated slot machine revenue of $211,219,909 in May or 0.18% more than the previous year when revenue was $210,830,677.

Revenue generation resulted in a return of $112,763,746 in taxes to Pennsylvania citizens during May, an average of $3.6 million of taxes generated per day.

The average number of slot machines in operation on a daily basis was lower during May 2015 with 26,382 compared to 26,417 during May 2014. 

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

Casino

May 2015

May 2014

% Change

Parx Casino

$33,645,041.74

$32,442,054.29

3.71%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$26,615,879.91

$26,648,810.85

-0.12%

Rivers Casino

$24,319,720.49

$23,971,418.30

1.45%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$19,915,241.35

$19,494,045.31

2.16%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$19,605,189.54

$20,965,495.96

-6.49%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$19,217,629.48

$19,806,924.41

-2.98%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$19,039,954.63

$19,182,130.66

-0.74%

Sugarhouse Casino

$15,521,910.77

$15,717,582.27

-1.24%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$12,838,631.48

$12,708,881.29

1.02%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,461,304.56

$11,102,595.07

-5.78%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$7,402,271.14

$6,483,874.44

14.16%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,637,133.60

$2,306,863.65

14.32%

Statewide Total

$211,219,908.69

$210,830,676.50

0.18%

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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