December 4th, 2012


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


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Slot Machine Revenue In Pennsylvania Remained Steady In November

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today on its web site that total revenue generated through the play of slot machines at Pennsylvania casinos during November rose slightly compared to the amount generated a year ago.

According to the report, this November’s gross revenue at the eleven operating casinos from slot machine play was $192,512,491 compared to $191,852,271 of gross revenue in November 2011, an increase of 0.34%. In a comparison of just the ten casinos operating in November 2012 that were also open for the full month of November 2011, revenue was 1.89% lower this year.
The Board also reported that the amount of tax revenue generated for the Commonwealth from slot machine play during this November was $103,691,872.
Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in November 2012 is as follows, with the percentage change reflected for those casinos.

Casino November 2012 November 2011 % change
Parx Casino $29,948,360.23 $30,070,540.14 -0.41%
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem $23,160,992.39 $22,169,907.39 4.47%
Rivers Casino $23,144,019.08 $21,826,209.57 6.04%
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack $20,409,577.94 $20,978,232.66 -2.71%
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino $19,011,461.82 $18,940,309.69 0.38%
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course $18,336,178.21 $19,706,505.43 -6.95%
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs $18,039,133.68 $19,314,921.37 -6.61%
SugarHouse Casino $14,741,779.66 $14,721,405.03 0.14%
Mount Airy Casino Resort $11,009,482.00 $11,426,049.91 -3.65%
Presque Isle Downs and Casino $10,430,290.89 $12,698,190.04 -17.86%
Valley Forge Casino Resort $4,281,215.53 -- --
Statewide Total $192,512,491.43 $191,852,271.23 0.34%

The average number of operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania at the 11 casinos was 26,356 in November 2012 compared to 26,534 at the casinos in November 2011.
The Board will release table game revenue for November 2012 after December 15th of this month.

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 30 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 16,000 people, and collectively generate an average of $4 million per day in tax revenue. A portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners; provide funds to the Commonwealth’s horse racing industry, fire companies, a statewide water and sewer project grant program, and the state’s General Fund; and, established a new stream of tax revenue to local governments that host casinos for community projects.

A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board’s regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at At this website, visitors can watch Board meetings live or view videos of past meetings, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

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