FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 16th, 2018

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Table Games Drives Increase In Overall PA Casino Gaming Revenue In 2017

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today that the gross total gaming revenue combining slot machines and table games rose slightly and once again exceeded $3.2 billion in calendar year 2017.

While slot machine revenue was slightly down in 2017 from 2016, 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, $3,226,910,816.  It also marked the seventh straight calendar year in which the total casino revenue figure topped $3 billion.

Tax revenue in 2017 from the combined play of slot machines and table games was $1,332,202,319*.

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

2017

$2,336,212,902

$890,697,914

$3,226,910,816

TOTAL

$23,567,153,578

$5,550,208,143

$29,117,361,721

Gross revenue of $890,697,914 from the play of table games at Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos in 2017 was 4.4% higher than revenue in 2016:

Casino

2017 Gross Table Games Revenue

2016 Gross Table Games Revenue

% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$243,170,902

$230,151,256

5.66%

Parx Casino

$178,297,138

$161,821,309

10.18%

SugarHouse Casino

$119,869,572

$116,492,823

2.90%

Rivers Casino

$65,796,858

$69,104,326

-4.79%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$65,270,571

$65,296,774

-0.04%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$50,084,907

$42,584,186

17.61%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$42,413,840

$45,441,506

-6.66%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$36,603,067

$31,406,093

16.55%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$35,758,641

$34,361,514

4.07%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$34,419,700

$37,059,368

-7.12%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$14,470,503

$14,864,123

-2.65%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$4,542,215

$4,654,778

-2.42%

Statewide Total

$890,697,914

$853,238,055

4.39%

 

Table games revenue for each of the casinos in December 2017 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 2017 table games revenue compared to the amount generated in December 2016:

Casino

December 2017 Gross Table Games Revenue

December 2016 Gross Table Games Revenue

% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$21,069,119

$19,010,584

10.83%

Parx Casino

$15,410,420

$13,087,664

17.75%

SugarHouse Casino

$10,791,811

$10,165,490

6.16%

Rivers Casino

$6,143,200

$6,162,798

-0.32%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$5,435,355

$5,691,000

-4.49%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,411,212

$3,948,244

-13.60%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,355,546

$3,611,371

-7.08%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$3,201,217

$2,745,041

16.62%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$2,910,039

$2,958,673

-1.64%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$2,869,421

$3,235,782

-11.32%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$803,866

$1,010,490

-20.45%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$442,786

$251,154

76.30%

Statewide Total

$75,843,993

$71,878,290

5.52%

 

*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 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 Act 42 of 2017.

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 gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.