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PA Gaming Control Board Reports July Slot Machine Revenue

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported on its web site today that July gross revenue from slot machine play at the 12 casinos was $201,416,899 generating $107,535,711 of tax revenue to the Commonwealth. 

That amount was 1.7% lower than revenue generated from slot machines in July 2013 when revenue was $204,909,480.

The average number of operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania at the twelve casinos was 26,400 in July 2014 compared to 26,593 in July 2013.

Gross revenue in July 2014 for each of the casinos is as follows, along with the July 2013 figures and percentage change year over year:

Casino

July 2014

July 2013

% Change

Parx Casino

$30,879,711.58

$30,815,011.76

0.21%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$24,403,789.50

$24,473,175.22

-0.28%

Rivers Casino

$24,261,167.25

$23,966,457.65

1.23%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$19,203,492.73

$19,452,828.44

-1.28%

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

$18,674,388.86

$18,600,467.50

0.40%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$18,380,227.52

$19,814,160.98

-7.24%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$17,992,992.59

$18,923,154.04

-4.92%

SugarHouse Casino

$14,681,030.58

$15,164,953.04

-3.19%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$13,203,770.44

$13,447,166.10

-1.81%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$11,127,212.15

$12,374,078.97

-10.08%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$6,060,726.89

$5,520,942.75

9.78%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,548,388.72

$2,357,083.11

8.12%

Statewide Total

$201,416,898.81

$204,909,479.56

-1.70%

 

The complete casino by casino revenue report can be found on the Board's web site www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.

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 nearly $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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