March 5th, 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

Slot Machine Revenue In Pennsylvania Drops 7.5% In February

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 February was down 7.54% compared to the amount generated a year ago.

According to the report, this February’s gross revenue at the twelve operating casinos from slot machine play was $181,178,730 compared to $195,945,210 of gross revenue in February 2013. Tax revenue generated in February of this year just from slot machine play was $96,921,946.

The Board noted that gross revenue from slot machine gaming was likely impacted by continued snow and cold weather throughout Pennsylvania in February.

In a comparison of just the eleven casinos operating in February 2014 that were also open for the full month of February 2013, revenue was 8.4% lower this year.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in February 2014 is as follows, with the percentage change reflected for those casinos.



February 2014

February 2013

% change

Parx Casino




Rivers Casino




Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem




Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack




Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs




The Meadows Racetrack and Casino




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 operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania at the 12 casinos was 26,620 in February 2014 compared to 26,382 at the casinos in February 2013. 

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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