FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 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

Strong Showing For PA Table Games Revenue In August

Table games gross revenue total was 2nd highest to date

HARRISBURG, PA:  Gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during August was nearly 5% higher than last year, according to figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Posted on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, the report shows that August gross table games revenue was $69,551,148, an amount 4.7% higher than the previous August and the second highest amount in a single month only behind the $69,770,440 in revenue during March 2015. 

Total tax revenue from table games play during August was $10,021,627 with an average of 1,135 tables in operation statewide on a daily basis.

Gross table games revenue for each of the casinos for August 2015 and August 2014 is as follows:

Casino

August 2015 Tables Revenue

August 2014 Tables Revenue

% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$19,533,677

$17,700,541

10.36%

Parx Casino

$12,847,903

$12,189,490

5.40%

SugarHouse Casino

$6,978,429

$7,454,513

-6.39%

Rivers Casino

$6,557,702

$6,241,370

5.07%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$5,222,247

$6,013,371

-13.16%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$4,640,232

$4,073,058

13.93%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,644,219

$3,652,724

-0.23%

The Meadows Casino

$3,053,182

$2,428,163

25.74%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$3,040,195

$2,101,850

44.64%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,483,970

$2,927,867

-15.16%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,046,606

$1,176,652

-11.05%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$502,785

$480,370

4.67%

Statewide Total

$69,551,148

$66,439,968

4.68%

 
The uptick in table games revenue helped minimize an overall gaming revenue decrease in August. The Board had earlier this month reported that slot machine revenue fell 3.3% in August of this year.  Together, revenue from slot machines and table games was $272,577,311 this August, a 1.4% drop compared to $276,446,817 in August 2014.

Casino

August 2015

Total Gaming Revenue

August 2014

Total Gaming Revenue

% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$45,037,008

$43,624,154

3.24%

Parx Casino

$44,927,545

$44,447,241

1.08%

Rivers Casino

$30,258,175

$31,012,753

-2.43%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$23,094,101

$24,421,896

-5.44%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$22,722,822

$22,699,926

0.10%

The Meadows Casino

$22,483,648

$22,576,634

-0.41%

SugarHouse Casino

$21,033,899

$22,683,854

-7.27%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$20,750,533

$22,023,090

-5.78%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$17,824,854

$18,533,899

-3.83%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$11,726,852

$12,506,112

-6.23%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$9,383,789

$8,916,531

5.24%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$3,334,087

$3,000,727

11.11%

Statewide Total

$272,577,311

$276,446,817

-1.40%

 

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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