March PA Slot Machine Revenue Hits All-time Monthly High
HARRISBURG, PA: The $233,147,479 in gross revenue from the play of slot machines at Pennsylvania’s casinos marked a record high for any month since legalized gaming began in November of 2006.
According to the monthly report posted today on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s web site www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, that amount eclipsed the high previous month in July 2011 when gross revenue totaled $218,300,465. This March’s amount was also 8.5% higher than the amount of gross revenue generated in March 2011 when revenue was $214,926,433.
Tax revenue to the Commonwealth this March was also the highest monthly generation to date at $126,482,681, an average of $4 million per day.
March 2012 and 2011 gross revenue and percentage change for each of the casinos is as follows:
|Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
|Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack
|Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
|The Meadows Racetrack and Casino
|Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
|Presque Isle Downs and Casino
|Mount Airy Casino Resort
|Valley Forge Casino Resort *
* figures are only for two invite-only test nights and one day of operation to the public
The average number of operating slot machines at these facilities was 26,344 in March 2012 and 26,592 in March 2011.
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. The 11 casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table game gambling, employ over 15,000 people, and collectively have generated $6 billion in tax and license fee revenue since the first casino opened in November 2006. A portion of that money is enabling property tax reduction for all Pennsylvania homeowners, providing needed funding to the Commonwealth’s horse racing industry, funding grants for fire companies and water/sewer projects, and establishing a new stream of tax revenue to local governments for community projects. A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. At this website, 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. Please also choose to follow the agency Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.
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