HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The play of table games during September at Pennsylvania casinos generated tax revenue of almost $8.3 million, according to figures posted today on the Gaming Control Board's web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.
With an average of 930 tables in operation on a daily basis during September, gross revenue from play of all table games was $51,390,966. Pennsylvania taxes gross table game revenue at 16% (14% to the Commonwealth's General Fund and 2% to local share fund) which resulted in $8,298,316 of tax revenue.
Gross table game revenue this September was more than $14.5 million higher than September 2010 when revenue totaled $36,866,126 and there were 236 less tables in operation.
Gross revenue for each of the casinos in September 2011 compared to September 2010 is as follows:
Sept. 2011 Tables
Sept. 2011 Gross Revenue
Sept. 2010 Gross Revenue
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack
SugarHouse Casino (opened Sept. 23, 2010)
Mount Airy Casino Resort
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
Presque Isle Downs and Casino
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 40 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state's casino industry. Currently, the ten casinos in operation in the Commonwealth employ almost 15,000 people and legalized slot machine and table gaming has generated $5.4 billion in tax and license fee revenue since the first casino opened in November 2006. A portion of that money is enabling property tax reduction for all Pennsylvania homeowners, providing needed funding to the Commonwealth's horse racing industry, funding grants for fire companies and water/sewer projects, and establishing a new stream of tax revenue to local governments for community projects. A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board and Pennsylvania's gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. At this web site, visitors can view videos of Board meetings and on the operation of the PGCB, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information.
CONTACT: Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey
SOURCE Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board