December 4th, 2013


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


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Slight Decrease In Slot Machine Revenue During November Reported By Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

HARRISBURG, PA:   The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Boardposted on its web site today the monthly report for total revenue generated from the play of slot machines at casinos during November.

 According to the report, gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinosfell 1.3% in November of this year to $189,970,652 compared to the $192,512,491in gross revenue generated in November 2012.  

Tax revenue in November of this year was $101,508,310. 

In a comparison of just the 11 casinos operating in November 2013 that were also open for the full month of November 2012, revenue fell  by 2.2%.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in November 2013 is as follows, with the percentage change reflected for those casinos that were operating in November of both years. 



November 2013

November 2012

% change

Parx Casino




Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem




Rivers Casino




Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack




The Meadows Racetrack and Casino




Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs




Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course




SugarHouse Casino




Mount Airy Casino Resort




Presque Isle Downs and Casino




Valley Forge Casino Resort




Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin (opened 7/1/13)




Statewide Total





The average number of slot machines operating throughout Pennsylvania, at the 12 casinos, was 26,581 in November 2013 compared to 26,356 at the 11 casinos in November 2012. 

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 12 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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