FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 5th, 2018

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

PA Slot Machine Revenue Increases 4.4% In August

HARRISBURG, PA:   Slot machine revenue in August of this year compared to August 2017 increased by more than $8.5 million according to a report posted today on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s web site.

According to the report, the combined gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinos in August of this year was $201,729,431 or 4.4% higher than the August 2017 gross revenue figure of $193,190,478.

Gross slot machine revenue for each of the casinos is as follows, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year: 

Casino

August 2018

August 2017

% Change

Parx Casino

$34,788,327.97

$32,041,962.94

8.57%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$25,752,583.01

$25,129,760.37

2.48%

Rivers Casino

$23,578,311.79

$22,182,804.60

6.29%

The Meadows Casino

$18,846,743.40

$17,851,246.60

5.58%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$17,113,980.73

$16,349,109.96

4.68%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$16,430,676.17

$17,007,164.68

-3.39%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$16,216,645.37

$15,989,918.03

1.42%

SugarHouse Casino

$14,568,389.59

$14,017,385.34

3.93%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$14,038,106.46

$13,203,637.84

6.32%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,291,703.14

$10,225,570.11

0.65%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$7,625,061.86

$6,692,023.23

13.94%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,478,901.32

$2,499,893.99

-0.84%

Statewide Total

$201,729,430.81

$193,190,477.69

4.42%

Tax revenue in August of this year was $105,100,926.*

The average number of slot machines operating throughout Pennsylvania was 25,511 in August 2018 compared to 25,814 in August 2017.

*Tax revenue figures reflect amount generated prior to any adjustments by the PA Department of Revenue

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry, along with oversight of new gaming initiatives created through amendments to the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act recently approved by the signing of Act 42 of 2017.

The Commonwealth’s casino industry currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ 17,000 people and annually generate approximately $1.4 billion in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners.

Additional information about both the PGCB’s gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.