Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Up 9% in February

03 Mar, 2016, 10:00 ET from Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site the monthly report for total gross revenue and tax revenue generated from the play of slot machines at casinos during February.

According to the report, gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinos rose 9.26% in February of this year to $200,166,274 compared to the $183,203,043 in gross revenue that was generated in February 2015.

Slot Revenue, even without the extra day in February 2016 due to leap year, would have been up 6.33% when compared to the same amount of days in February 2015.

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

Casino

February 2016

February 2015

% change

Parx Casino

$33,079,350

$29,628,630

11.65%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$25,090,115

$22,062,375

13.72%

Rivers Casino

$23,014,864

$22,465,125

2.45%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$18,800,860

$16,080,970

16.91%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$18,570,888

$15,980,731

16.21%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$18,341,312

$17,956,181

2.14%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$17,644,256

$17,601,076

0.25%

SugarHouse Casino

$15,832,498

$15,518,089

2.03%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$11,632,194

$9,525,934

22.11%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$9,605,807

$8,146,391

17.91%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$6,358,624

$6,200,818

2.54%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,195,506

$2,036,722

7.80%

Statewide Total

$200,166,274

$183,203,043

9.26%

Tax revenue in February of this year was $106,959,143*.

The average number of slot machines operating throughout Pennsylvania was 26,415 in February 2016 compared to 26,351 in February 2015.

*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 was established in 2004 and is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state's casino industry. There are 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ over 17,000 people and generate an average of $3.7 million per day 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 with additional tax revenue going to the horse racing industry, economic development projects, fire companies, county fairs, water and sewer projects, the Commonwealth's General Fund, and to local governments that host casinos.

Additional information about both the PGCB's regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania's casino gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

CONTACTS: Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey                                                                      
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board