January 3rd, 2014


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 Slot Machine Revenue Tops $2.38 Billion In 2013

HARRISBURG, PA:  Even though slot machine gross revenue in Pennsylvania dropped last calendar year, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today that the amount of revenue generated during 2013 was $2.38 billion.

Gross revenue from slot machine gaming for the 2013 calendar year was $2,384,098,225 or 3.5% lower than in calendar year 2012 when gross revenue totaled $2,470,935,316. 

Tax generated from slot machine gaming in 2013 was $1,279,534,011.

Gross slot machine revenue produced at each casino during 2013 compared to 2012, including percentage change, is as follows:




% change

Parx casino




Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem




Rivers Casino




Harrah's Philadelphia




Hollywood Casino at Penn National




The Meadows Racetrack and Casino




Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs




SugarHouse Casino




Mount Airy Casino Resort




Presque Isle Downs and Casino




Valley Forge Casino Resort (opened March 31, 2012)




Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin




Statewide Total





The Board also posted its monthly slot machine revenue report for December which showed a decrease of 8.7% in gross revenue over December of 2012. According to figures posted on the Board’s web site,, the play of slot machines at the twelve operating casinos produced $178,059,128 in gross revenue in December 2013, compared to the $195,049,653 in gross revenue generated in December 2012. The average combined number of slot machines operating daily was 26,591 in December 2013 compared to 26,476 in December 2012.

Gross revenue and percentage change for each of the casinos operating is as follows:


December 2013

December 2012

% change

Parx Casino




Rivers Casino




Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem




The Meadows Racetrack and Casino




Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack




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 at Nemacolin




Statewide Total





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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