FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 3rd, 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 Casino Slot Machine Revenue Up 1% In November

HARRISBURG, PA:   The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted on its web site today the monthly report for total revenue generated from the play of slot machines at casinos during November 2018.

According to the report, November’s gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinos was$183,069,177, a 1% increase in revenue when compared to the $181,329,655.27 generated in November 2017.   Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in November of this year was $95,362,840*.

The average number of slot machines operating on a daily basis was 25,316 during November 2018 compared to 25,827 at the casinos in November 2017. 

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

Casino

November 2018

November 2017

% Change

Parx Casino

$33,080,444.72

$30,204,311.37

9.52%

Rivers Casino

$22,650,423.43

$20,957,992.31

8.08%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$22,554,864.10

$24,112,133.47

-6.46%

The Meadows Casino

$16,183,639.67

$16,076,981.99

0.66%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$15,829,600.19

$15,937,534.48

-0.68%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino

$15,182,798.77

$15,095,005.20

0.58%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$14,569,224.94

$15,783,983.64

- 7.70%

SugarHouse Casino

$14,010,067.18

$14,226,497.53

-1.52%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$11,227,162.44

$11,823,940.02

-5.05%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$8,288,375.44

$8,741,501.49

-5.18%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$7,422,534.04

$6,246,268.31

18.83%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,070,041.94

$2,123,505.46

-2.52%

Statewide Total

$183,069,176.86

$181,329,655.27

0.96%

 

*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. To date, the PGCB regulates the play within the Commonwealth of Fantasy Sports Contests along with one casino operator offering Sports Wagering. Additional new gaming initiatives are expected to launch in the coming months.

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 https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.