FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 2nd, 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

Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Down 1.1% In May

HARRISBURG, PA:   The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site the monthly report for total gross revenue and tax revenue generated from the play of slot machines at casinos during May.

According to the report, gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinos fell 1.1% in May of this year to $208,852,793 compared to the $211,219,909 of gross revenue in May 2015. Tax revenue in May of this year was $111,448,220*.

Gross slot machine revenue for each of the casinos is as follows, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year: 

 

Casino

May 2016

May 2015

% change

Parx Casino

$34,540,943.58

$33,645,041.74

2.66%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$27,926,345.88

$26,615,879.91

4.92%

Rivers Casino

$22,428,870.10

$24,319,720.49

-7.77%

The Meadows Casino

$19,437,005.54

$19,605,189.54

-0.86%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$19,044,202.67

$19,217,629.48

-0.90%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$18,737,559.34

$19,039,954.63

-1.59%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$18,223,805.53

$19,915,241.35

-8.49%

SugarHouse Casino

$16,189,786.04

$15,521,910.77

4.30%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$12,559,705.90

$12,838,631.48

-2.17%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,247,146.81

$10,461,304.56

-2.05%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$6,934,521.16

$7,402,271.14

-6.32%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,582,900.08

$2,637,133.60

-2.06%

Statewide Total

$208,852,792.63

$211,219,908.69

-1.12%

 

The average number of slot machines operating throughout Pennsylvania was 26,634 in May 2016 compared to 26,382 in May 2015.

*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.