September 17th, 2018


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


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Casino Revenue Up 2.8% During August

HARRISBURG, PA: While gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during August 2018 was slightly down, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today that total gaming revenue, the combination of slot machine and table games revenue, was up 2.8% compared to August of last year.

The chart below shows a rise of more than $7.5 million in total gaming revenue this August:


August 2018 Total Gaming Revenue

August 2017

Total Gaming Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino




Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem




Rivers Casino




SugarHouse Casino




Harrah's Philadelphia




The Meadows Casino




Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course




Mohegan Sun Pocono




Mount Airy Casino Resort




Presque Isle Downs and Casino




Valley Forge Casino Resort




Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin




Statewide Total





August table games revenue stood at $73,281,370 this year, a decrease of 1.3% over August of last year when revenue was $74,269,815.  A casino-by-casino comparison of table games revenue follows with a more detailed report of this revenue available on the Board’s web site,


August 2018 Table Games Revenue

August 2017 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem




Parx Casino




SugarHouse Casino




Rivers Casino




Harrah's Philadelphia




Mount Airy Casino Resort




Mohegan Sun Pocono




Valley Forge Casino Resort




Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course




Presque Isle Downs and Casino




The Meadows Casino




Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin




Statewide Total





Total tax revenue from table games play during August was $11,774,566* with an average of 1,275 tables in operation statewide on a daily basis.

*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 You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.