FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 16th, 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

February Table Games Revenue 3% Lower Than Last Year

HARRISBURG, PA:  Gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during February 2017 was down 2.8% compared to February 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 February’s gross table games revenue was $66,302,623 compared to $68,187,957 in revenue produced by the 12 casinos during February 2016.  

The Board does note that the comparison month of February 2016 occurred in a leap year resulting in an extra day of gaming play last year.

Total tax revenue from table games play during February was $10,717,173* with an average of 1,229 tables in operation statewide on a daily basis.

Gross table games revenue for each of the casinos for February 2017 and February 2016 is as follows:

Casino

February 2017 Table Games Revenue

February 2016 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$18,727,468

$17,504,519

6.99%

Parx Casino

$13,612,477

$13,239,507

2.82%

SugarHouse Casino

$7,641,238

$9,240,443

-17.31%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$5,399,119

$5,025,714

7.43%

Rivers Casino

$4,379,663

$5,564,370

-21.29%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,893,638

$3,491,418

11.52%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,350,080

$3,684,555

-9.08%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$2,910,660

$2,859,409

1.79%

The Meadows Casino

$2,655,641

$2,627,269

1.08%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,233,741

$3,237,771

-31.01%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,196,822

$1,195,639

0.10%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$302,076

$517,343

-41.61%

Statewide Total

$66,302,623

$68,187,957

-2.76%

 

The decrease in table games revenue coupled with the earlier reported 4% decrease in slots revenue for February resulted in an overall gaming revenue decrease for the month of approximately 3.6%, per the below table:

 Casino

February 2017

Total Gaming Revenue

February 2016

Total Gaming Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$44,528,440

$46,318,857

-3.87%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$44,049,849

$42,594,634

3.42%

Rivers Casino

$27,422,305

$28,579,235

-4.05%

SugarHouse Casino

$22,769,853

$25,072,941

-9.19%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$21,758,891

$23,367,026

-6.88%

The Meadows Casino

$20,364,790

$21,428,128

-4.96%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$20,323,551

$22,255,443

-8.68%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$20,119,800

$20,503,665

-1.87%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$15,088,041

$15,123,613

-0.24%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,194,422

$10,801,447

-5.62%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$9,037,367

$9,596,395

-5.83%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,913,784

$2,712,848

7.41%

Statewide Total

$258,571,093

$268,354,231

-3.65%

*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 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.