FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 16th, 2019

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Overall PA Casino Gaming Revenue Hits All-time High In 2018

HARRISBURG, PA: Combined revenue generated by casinos through slot machine and table games play during the 2018 calendar year was the highest annual total to date, according to figures released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today.

The total revenue of $3,248,681,377 in 2018 topped the previous year total of $3,226,910,816 attained last calendar year.

The record 2018 figure comes even with a slight 1.3% dip in tables games revenue over 2017 (see second chart). However, as previously reported by the Board, slot machine revenue fueled the overall growth by increasing by more than $32 million dollars this past year over 2017 revenue figures.

The Board also reported that tax revenue in 2018 from the combined play of slot machines and table games was $1,377,254,368*.

The following chart tracks slot machine and table games gross revenue since the first slots-only casino opened in November 2006.  Table games were added to Pennsylvania casinos in July 2010.

Calendar Year

Gross Slot Machine Revenue

Gross Table Games Revenue

Gross Total Gaming Revenue

2006

$31,567,926

n/a

$31,567,926

2007

$1,039,030,723

n/a

$1,039,030,723

2008

$1,615,565,758

n/a

$1,615,565,758

2009

$1,964,570,480

n/a

$1,964,570,480

2010

$2,273,934,190

$212,473,871

$2,486,408,061

2011

$2,405,867,897

$618,905,062

$3,024,772,959

2012

$2,470,935,317

$687,382,546

$3,158,317,863

2013

$2,384,098,225

$729,830,365

$3,113,928,590

2014

$2,319,534,380

$749,543,217

$3,069,077,597

2015

$2,365,651,659

$808,137,112

$3,173,788,771

2016

$2,360,184,122

$853,238,055

$3,213,422,177

2017

$2,336,212,902

$890,697,914

$3,226,910,816

2018

$2,369,885,203

$878,796,174

$3,248,681,377

TOTAL

$25,937,038,781

$6,429,010,657

$32,366,049,437

 

 

Casino

2018 Gross Table Games Revenue

2017 Gross Table Games Revenue

% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$221,914,456

$243,170,902

-8.74%

Parx Casino

$191,259,779

$178,297,138

7.27%

SugarHouse Casino

$121,812,426

$119,869,572

1.62%

Rivers Casino

$76,043,050

$65,796,858

15.57%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$61,661,933

$65,270,571

-5.53%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$41,896,146

$50,084,907

-16.35%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$38,192,929

$34,419,700

10.96%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$36,136,014

$35,758,641

1.06%

The Meadows Casino

$35,776,680

$36,603,067

-2.26%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$35,697,387

$42,413,840

-15.84

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$14,371,830

$14,470,503

-0.68%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$4,033,544

$4,542,215

-11.32%

Statewide Total

$878,796,174

$890,697,914

-1.34%

 

Table games revenue for each of the casinos during December 2018 has also been posted on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, under the Revenue section of the site. The below chart compares December 2018 table games revenue compared to the amount generated in December 2017:

Casino

December 2018 Gross Table Games Revenue

December 2017 Gross Table Games Revenue

% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$17,680,761

$21,069,119

-16.08%

Parx Casino

$16,658,379

$15,410,420

8.10%

SugarHouse Casino

$11,446,901

$10,791,811

6.07%

Rivers Casino

$6,662,771

$6,143,200

8.46%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$4,839,820

$5,435,355

-10.96%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,769,202

$3,355,546

12.33%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$3,243,974

$2,869,421

13.05%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,977,718

$3,411,212

-12.71%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,922,258

$3,201,217

-8.71%

The Meadows Casino

$2,858,181

$2,910,039

-1.78%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,178,306

$803,866

46.58%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$278,521

$442,786

-37.10%

Statewide Total

$74,516,793

$75,843,993

-1.75%


*annual 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 four casino operators 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 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.