FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 18th, 2016

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Table Games Revenue At Pennsylvania Casinos Hits All-time High In March

Overall Pennsylvania casino gaming revenue up more than 4% during month

HARRISBURG, PA:  Gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during March 2016 eclipsed the previous high revenue month and was 11.7% higher than March of 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 this March’s gross table games revenue was $77,914,245 compared to $69,770,440 in revenue produced by casinos during March 2015.  

The previous high-water mark for table games revenue occurred in December 2015 at $72,223,959.

Total tax revenue from table games play during March was $11,052,726* with an average of 1,178 tables in operation statewide on a daily basis. Table game tax is calculated as 14% of the gross revenue.

Gross table games revenue for each of the casinos for March 2016 and March 2015 is as follows:

Casino

March 2016 Table Games Revenue

March 2015 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$19,676,814

$17,143,362

14.78%

Parx Casino

$15,377,130

$12,051,175

27.60%

SugarHouse Casino

$9,990,171

$9,029,916

10.63%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$6,949,071

$5,773,277

20.37%

Rivers Casino

$6,695,386

$5,985,999

11.85%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$4,197,409

$5,005,960

-16.15%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$4,103,749

$4,091,795

0.29%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$3,196,698

$2,519,200

26.89%

The Meadows Casino

$3,131,813

$2,903,530

7.86%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$2,898,831

$3,292,798

-11.96%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,313,776

$1,418,808

-7.40%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$383,398

$554,620

-30.87%

Statewide Total

$77,914,245

$69,770,440

11.67%

 

The increase in table games revenue coupled with the earlier reported 1.7% increase in slots revenue for March resulted in an overall gaming revenue increase for the month of 4.2% over the previous year. 

Casino

March 2016

Total Gaming Revenue

March 2015

Total Gaming Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$49,994,112

$44,682,526

11.89%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$46,918,830

$43,344,923

8.25%

Rivers Casino

$30,241,006

$30,460,711

-0.72%

SugarHouse Casino

$26,519,098

$25,461,527

4.15%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$26,129,301

$25,606,034

2.04%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$23,529,527

$23,346,717

0.78%

The Meadows Casino

$22,949,317

$21,703,239

5.74%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$22,014,374

$22,591,559

-2.55%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$16,285,829

$15,996,923

1.81%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$11,517,348

$11,806,003

-2.44%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$10,031,452

$9,434,213

6.33%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$3,037,311

$3,048,461

-0.37%

Statewide Total

$289,167,505

$277,482,836

4.21%

 

*Tax revenue figures reflect amount generated prior to any adjustments by the PA Department of Revenue

 

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 annually generate more than $1.4 billion 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 casino 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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