FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 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

PA Gaming Control Board Reports July Slot Machine Revenue

Slots Revenue increases at all 12 casinos

HARRISBURG, PA:  The gross revenue from the play of slot machines rose by nearly 5% in the first full month of the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

The monthly report posted on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, shows that July gross revenue from slot machine play was $211,008,864, an amount 4.76% higher than the $201,416,899 in revenue generated in July 2014.

Tax revenue collected by the Commonwealth from the play of slot machines was $112,504,002 this July.

The average number of operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania casinos was 26,324 in July 2015 compared to 26,400 in July 2014.

Gross revenue in July 2015 for each of the casinos is as follows, along with the July 2014 figures and percentage change year over year:

Casino

July 2015

July 2014

% Change

Parx Casino

$33,430,704.71

$30,879,711.58

8.26%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$27,228,957.62

$24,403,789.50

11.58%

Rivers Casino

$24,342,109.89

$24,261,167.25

0.33%

The Meadows Casino

$19,866,039.57

$19,203,492.73

3.45%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$19,013,698.67

$18,674,388.86

1.82%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$18,936,481.26

$18,380,227.52

3.03%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$18,525,205.08

$17,992,992.59

2.96%

SugarHouse Casino

$15,109,772.66

$14,681,030.58

2.92%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$13,523,237.59

$13,203,770.44

2.42%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$11,173,369.69

$11,127,212.15

0.41%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$6,844,637.35

$6,060,726.89

12.93%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$3,014,650.31

$2,548,388.72

18.30%

Statewide Total

$211,008,864.40

$201,416,898.81

4.76%

 

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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