FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 16th, 2017

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

October Table Games Revenue Up 1.8% Over Last Year

HARRISBURG, PA:  Gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during October 2017 was up 1.8% compared to October 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 October’s gross table games revenue was $72,416,690 compared to $71,161,384 in revenue produced by the 12 casinos during October 2016. 

Total tax revenue from table games play during October 2017 was $11,653,512* with an average of 1,253 tables in operation statewide on a daily basis compared to 1,218 in operation last October.

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

Casino

October 2017 Table Games Revenue

October 2016 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$19,194,702

$16,828,699

14.06%

Parx Casino

$13,767,674

$12,772,722

7.79%

SugarHouse Casino

$9,314,343

$10,657,745

-12.60%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$5,640,131

$5,434,645

3.78%

Rivers Casino

$5,566,724

$6,312,487

-11.81%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$5,192,213

$3,782,901

37.25%

The Meadows Casino

$3,732,598

$3,028,774

23.24%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,218,538

$4,603,835

-30.09%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$2,851,032

$2,886,859

-1.24%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,623,543

$3,386,312

-22.53%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,039,751

$1,051,801

-1.15%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$275,442

$414,603

-33.56%

Statewide Total

$72,416,690

$71,161,384

1.76%

 

The increase in table games revenue coupled with the earlier reported 1.2% decrease in slots revenue for October resulted in an overall gaming revenue decrease for the month of less than one-half of one percent.  The combined gross revenue for each casino is listed in the table below:

Casino

October 2017

Total Gaming Revenue

October 2016

Total Gaming Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$45,299,488

$44,580,306

1.61%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$43,531,393

$41,886,566

3.93%

Rivers Casino

$26,823,874

$27,945,094

-4.01%

SugarHouse Casino

$23,630,640

$25,584,056

-7.64%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$22,008,312

$22,292,576

-1.28%

The Meadows Casino

$21,387,336

$21,052,753

1.59%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$19,693,662

$21,622,360

-8.92%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$19,311,704

$19,682,571

-1.88%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$17,363,998

$15,430,564

12.53%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,273,100

$10,457,762

-1.77%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$9,741,474

$9,760,532

-0.20%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,879,202

$2,716,839

5.98%

Statewide Total

$261,944,183

$263,011,981

-0.41%

*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, along with oversight of new gaming initiatives to the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act recently approved through the signing of House Bill 271.

The Commonwealth’s casino industry currently consists of 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 gaming 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.