Revenue From Table Games Play During March Highest To Date At Pennsylvania Casinos

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The amount of revenue generated from the collective play of table games at Pennsylvania casinos during March of 2013 was the highest monthly amount to date, 9% higher than revenue produced last March.

According to a report posted today on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's web site, this March's gross table games revenue was $67,383,247 or $5,518,702 higher than in March 2012 when revenue totaled $61,864,545.  That revenue total last March had been the highest to date since table games were introduced at Pennsylvania casinos in July 2010.

With an average of 1,041 tables in operation statewide on a daily basis, tax revenue produced this March was $9,711,678.

Coupled with figures on slot machine revenue released earlier this month, overall gross revenue from both slots and tables was $296,718,618 this March compared to $295,012,024 in March of last year, an increase of 1%.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos in March 2013 compared to March 2012 is as follows:

Casino

March 2013 Tables

March 2013 Gross Revenue

March

2012 Tables

March 2012 Gross Revenue

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

183

$15,347,672

152

$12,119,922

Parx Casino

163

$11,137,386

183

$11,068,335

SugarHouse Casino

58

$8,024,201

54

$7,586,050

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

121

$7,265,244

125

$7,874,322

Rivers Casino

114

$6,740,040

108

$6,740,328

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

84

$3,552,598

84

$3,581,294

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

69

$3,589,525

69

$3,790,921

Mount Airy Casino Resort

72

$3,590,800

72

$3,675,927

Valley Forge Casino Resort

50

$3,512,504

50

$276,373

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

81

$3,318,622

78

$3,034,983

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

46

$1,304,655

53

$2,116,090

Statewide Total

1,041

$67,383,247

1,028

$61,864,545

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 11 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 www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. 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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