FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2nd, 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

PA Casino Slot Machine Revenue Up Over 2% In March

Revenue number represents 3rd highest monthly total

HARRISBURG, PA:   The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today that gross revenue generated this March through slot machine gaming at the state’s casinos rose 2.37% over revenue generated in March 2018.

Additionally, the Board is reporting that March’s gross revenue of $226,597,681 at the 12 casinos was the third highest individual month from the play of slot machines, ranking only behind March 2012 ($233,147,479) and March 2013 ($229,335,372).

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in March of this year was$118,017,388.

The average number of slot machines operating on a daily basis was 25,238 during March 2019 compared to 25,815 at the casinos in March 2018. 

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

Casino

March 2019

March 2018

% Change

Parx Casino

$39,290,027.31

$37,473,916.79

4.85%

Rivers Casino

$28,250,282.22

$26,595,999.42

6.22%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$27,694,552.65

$27,840,727.07

-0.53%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$20,307,417.22

$20,004,430.22

1.51%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$19,353,776.42

$19,802,013.86

-2.16%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$19,250,731.05

$19,042,586.69

1.09%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$18,549,466.96

$19,144,830.70

-3.11%

SugarHouse Casino

$18,334,722.19

$17,915,297.12

2.34%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$12,858,224.54

$11,953,039.52

7.57%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,897,694.03

$10,587,202.26

2.93%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$9,350,674.12

$8,253,299.18

13.30%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,460,112.53

$2,736,877.27

-10.11%

Statewide Total

$226,597,681.24

$221,350,220.10

2.37%

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

The complete monthly revenue report is available on the Board’s web site, https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry, including sports wagering offered currently at eight locations. The oversight also includes other new gaming initiatives, expected to be launched in the coming months, which were created through Act 42 of 2017, an amendment to the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act.

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 over 16,000 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 https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov  You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.