FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 17th, 2017

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Total PA Casino Gaming Revenue Tops $3.2 Billion In 2016

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said today that the gross total gaming revenue combining slot machines and table games exceeded $3.2 billion in calendar year 2016.

While slot machine revenue was slightly down in 2016 from 2015, the Board reported that table games revenue reached a record high this past year. That amount helped propel overall gaming revenue to the highest calendar year figure since legalized casino gaming began in Pennsylvania, $3,213,422,178 or 1.25% higher than in 2015.  It also marked the sixth straight calendar year in which the total casino revenue figure topped $3 billion.

After 10 full years of legalized casino gaming in Pennsylvania, total gross gaming revenue generated since the first casino opened in late 2006 now totals nearly $26 billion.

Tax revenue in 2016 from the combined play of slot machines and table games was $1,387,831,349*. Revenue returned to Pennsylvania in the form of taxes and license fees since the first casino opening is approximately $13.3 billion.

The following chart tracks slot machine and table games gross revenue since the first slots-only casino opened in November 2006.  Table games were added to Pennsylvania casinos in July 2010.

Calendar Year

Gross Slot Machine Revenue

Gross Table Games Revenue

Gross Total Gaming Revenue

2006

$31,567,926

n/a

$31,567,926

2007

$1,039,030,723

n/a

$1,039,030,723

2008

$1,615,565,758

n/a

$1,615,565,758

2009

$1,964,570,480

n/a

$1,964,570,480

2010

$2,273,934,190

$212,473,871

$2,486,408,061

2011

$2,405,867,897

$618,905,062

$3,024,772,959

2012

$2,470,935,317

$687,382,546

$3,158,317,863

2013

$2,384,098,225

$729,830,365

$3,113,928,590

2014

$2,319,534,380

$749,543,217

$3,069,077,597

2015

$2,365,651,659

$808,137,112

$3,173,789,771

2016

$2,360,184,122

$853,238,055

$3,213,422,178

TOTAL

$21,230,940,676

$4,659,510,229

$25,890,450,905

 

Gross revenue of $853,238,055 from the play of table games at Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos in 2016 was 5.6% higher than revenue in 2015:

Casino

2016 Gross Table Games Revenue

2015 Gross Table Games Revenue

% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$230,151,256

$214,409,351

7.34%

Parx Casino

$161,821,309

$144,401,468

12.06%

SugarHouse Casino

$116,492,823

$94,747,202

22.95%

Rivers Casino

$69,104,326

$71,387,669

-3.20%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$65,296,774

$68,233,315

-4.30%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$45,441,506

$48,851,817

-6.98%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$42,584,186

$46,582,339

-8.58%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$37,059,368

$34,819,102

6.43%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$34,361,514

$34,761,184

-1.15%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$31,406,093

$31,265,464

0.45%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$14,864,123

$13,374,515

11.14%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$4,654,778

$5,303,685

-12.24%

Statewide Total

$853,238,055

$808,137,112

5.58%

 

Table games revenue for each of the casinos in December 2016 has been posted on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, under the Revenue section of the site. The below chart compares December 2016 table games revenue compared to the amount generated in December 2015:

Casino

December 2016 Gross Table Games  Revenue

December 2015 Gross Table Games Revenue

% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$19,010,584

$19,849,674

-4.23%

Parx Casino

$13,087,664

$13,313,451

-1.70%

SugarHouse Casino

$10,165,490

$8,644,749

17.59%

Rivers Casino

$6,162,798

$6,022,369

2.33%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$5,691,000

$6,817,839

-16.53%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,948,244

$4,273,753

-7.62%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,611,371

$3,825,139

-5.59%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$3,235,782

$3,019,993

7.15%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$2,958,673

$2,590,665

14.21%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,745,041

$2,338,307

17.39%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,010,490

$1,132,406

-10.77%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$251,154

$395,614

-36.52%

Statewide Total

$71,878,290

$72,223,959

-0.48%

 

*annual 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 approximately $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.

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.