FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 16th, 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

May Table Games Revenue Up 4% Over Previous Year

Overall casino revenue also slightly higher in May

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced today that revenue from the play of table games at the 12 Commonwealth casinos during May of 2015 was up 4% over revenue generated for the same time period last year.

According to a report posted today on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, May’s gross table games revenue generated $66,748,021 or $2,570,929 higher than in May 2014 when revenue totaled $64,177,092.

The Board also reported that the resulting tax revenue produced from table games play in May was $9,590,331. There was an average of 1,126 tables in operation statewide on a daily basis.

Table games gross revenue along with the percentage change for each of the casinos during May 2015 compared to May 2014 is as follows:

Casino

May 2015

Tables Gross Revenue

May 2014 Tables Gross Revenue

 

% change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$18,210,376

$15,473,382

17.69%

Parx Casino

$11,217,499

$10,755,652

4.29%

SugarHouse Casino

$7,836,128

$7,734,498

1.31%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$5,170,380

$3,867,993

33.67%

Rivers Casino

$5,102,673

$5,766,476

-11.51%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$4,957,929

$6,534,572

-24.13%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$4,168,703

$3,628,970

14.87%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$3,015,743

$2,942,435

2.49%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$3,001,247

$3,129,588

-4.10%

The Meadows Casino

$2,467,272

$2,905,989

-15.10%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,179,384

$1,084,561

8.74%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$420,688

$352,976

19.18%

Statewide Total

$66,748,021

$64,177,092

4.01%

 

Overall gross revenue from the play of both slot machines and table games was $277,967,930 this May, a rise of about 1% over May of last year.

Total casino revenue along with the percentage change for each of the casinos during May 2015 compared to May 2014 is as follows:

Casino

May 2015

Total Gaming Revenue

May 2014

Total Gaming Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$44,862,541

$43,197,707

3.85%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$44,826,256

$42,122,193

6.42%

Rivers Casino

$29,422,394

$29,737,894

-1.06%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$24,873,170

$26,028,617

-4.44%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$24,388,010

$23,674,918

3.01%

SugarHouse Casino

$23,358,038

$23,452,081

-0.40%

The Meadows Casino

$22,072,462

$23,871,485

-7.54%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$22,041,202

$22,311,719

-1.21%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$17,007,334

$16,337,851

4.10%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$11,640,688

$12,187,156

-4.48%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$10,418,014

$9,426,309

10.52%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$3,057,822

$2,659,840

14.96%

Statewide Total

$277,967,930

$275,007,769

1.08%

 

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 17,000 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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