Pennsylvania Casino Slot Machine Revenue Grows 2% in August

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported on its web site today that August gross revenue from slot machine play at the 12 operating casinos was $210,006,849 and generated $111,954,538.95 of tax revenue to the Commonwealth. 

That gross revenue amount was over 2% higher than revenue generated from slot machines in August 2013 when revenue hit $205,374,891, and was the first month over month increase in slot revenue since October 2013.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in August 2014 is as follows, with the percentage change reflected for those casinos that were operating in August of both years:


August 2014

August 2013

% change

Parx Casino




Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem




Rivers Casino




The Meadows Racetrack and Casino




Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course




Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs




Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack




SugarHouse Casino




Mount Airy Casino Resort




Presque Isle Downs and Casino




Valley Forge Casino Resort




Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin




Statewide Total




The average number of operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania at the twelve casinos was 26,403 in August 2014 compared to 26,567 in August 2013.

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 with the passage of Act 71, also known as the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. Pennsylvania's first new state agency in nearly 30 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state's casino industry. The 12 casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table game gambling, employ over 16,000 people, and collectively generate an average of $4 million per day in tax revenue. A portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners; provide funds to the Commonwealth's horse racing industry, fire companies, a statewide water and sewer project grant program, and the state's General Fund; and, established a new stream of tax revenue to local governments that host casinos for community projects.

A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board's regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania's gaming industry can be found at At this website, visitors can watch Board meetings live or view videos of past meetings, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information.  You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

CONTACT: Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

SOURCE Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board


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