FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17th, 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

PA Casinos’ Table Games Revenue Rises 5% In October

Overall casino gaming revenue down less than 1%

HARRISBURG, PA: Gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during October was 5.35% higher than last year, according to figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

According to a report posted today on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, October‘s gross table games revenue generated $71,161,384 or $3,614,721 more than in October 2015 when revenue totaled $67,546,663.

Total tax revenue from table games play during October was $11,500,719* with an average of 1,218 tables in operation statewide on a daily basis. Table games revenue is taxed at a rate of 16%.

Table games gross revenue along with the percentage change for each of the casinos during October 2016 compared to October 2015 is as follows:

Casino

October 2016

Gross Table Revenue

October 2015

Gross Table Revenue

% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$16,828,699

$18,769,883

-10.34%

Parx Casino

$12,772,722

$12,160,140

5.04%

SugarHouse Casino

$10,657,745

$7,359,512

44.82%

Rivers Casino

$6,312,487

$5,678,278

11.17%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$5,434,645

$6,620,081

-17.91%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$4,603,835

$3,827,270

20.29%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,782,901

$3,842,849

-1.56%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$3,386,312

$3,019,797

12.14%

The Meadows Casino

$3,028,774

$2,169,688

39.59%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$2,886,859

$2,656,172

8.68%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,051,801

$989,435

6.30%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$414,603

$453,558

-8.59%

Statewide Total

$71,161,384

$67,546,663

5.35%

 

Combined gross revenue from the play of both slot machines and table games during October 2016 was $263,011,981, down less than 1% compared to October of last year.

Total casino revenue along with the percentage change for each of the casinos during October 2016 is as follows:

Casino

October 2016

Total Gross Gaming Revenue

October 2015

Total Gross Gaming Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$44,580,306

$43,660,282

2.11%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$41,886,566

$43,296,665

-3.26%

Rivers Casino

$27,945,094

$28,460,306

-1.81%

SugarHouse Casino

$25,584,056

$21,545,647

18.74%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$22,292,576

$25,195,051

-11.52%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$21,622,360

$22,008,206

-1.75%

The Meadows Casino

$21,052,753

$21,521,862

-2.18%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$19,682,571

$20,774,936

-5.26%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$15,430,564

$15,402,322

0.18%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,457,762

$10,933,443

-4.35%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$9,760,532

$9,572,379

1.97%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,716,839

$3,050,323

-10.93%

Statewide Total

$263,011,981

$265,421,421

-0.91%

 

*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 smaller resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ 18,000 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.