December 2nd, 2010


Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Commonwealth Tower, Strawberry Square
303 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Pennsylvania Slots Casino Revenues Increase More Than 8% In November

Month sees more than $98 million in tax revenues returned to Commonwealth

HARRISBURG:  The amount of gross revenues generated in November 2010 through the play of slot machines at Commonwealth casinos rose 8.37% over the previous year, according to figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

The ten operating casinos generated $180,206,835 in gross revenues in November 2010 compared to $166,293,583 in November 2009.  Tax collections by the Commonwealth on that amount last month was $98,651,842, a per-day average of $3.28 million in tax revenue.

In a comparison of the revenue for just the nine casinos operating in November 2010 that were also open for the full month of November last year, there was an increase of 2.40%.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in November 2010 is as follows, with percentage change reflected for those casinos that were operating in both years:



November 2010

November 2009

% change

Parx Casino




Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack




Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem




Rivers Casino




The Meadows Racetrack and Casino




Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse




Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs




Presque Isle Downs and Casino




Mount Airy Casino Resort




SugarHouse Casino




Statewide Total




The average number of operating slot machines operating daily at these facilities was 26,903 in November 2010 and 24,770 in November 2009.


About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 with the passage of Act 71, also known as the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act.  Pennsylvania’s first new state agency in nearly 40 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry.  To date, with ten casinos in operation, legalized gaming in the Commonwealth has created, or helped race track facilities retain, over 14,000 living wage jobs, provided property tax reduction in each of the past three years for all homeowners, produced revenue that has reinvigorated Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry, and provided a new stream of tax revenue to local governments that has funded scores of community projects.  A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at  At this web site, visitors can view videos of Board meetings and on the operation of the PGCB, obtain  information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information.

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