Penn. casinos raked in $192.2 million in gross slot revenue
October 05, 2016 10:01 AM
by Robert Mann
Pennsylvania casinos raked in $192.2 million in gross slot revenue in September, that’s up by 2.4 percent from September 2015.
This from the state’s Gaming Control Board in data released this week. Pennsylvania has 12 casinos and is the No. 2 state in gambling revenue, behind Nevada.
Heading the list of those casinos with gains is Parx Casino in Philadelphia with $31.8 million in gross slot revenue. That’s an increase of 6.05 percent over last year.
At the recently renovated SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, slot revenue rose by 12.2 percent from last year to $14.5 million. The casino’s $164 million upgrade included 289 additional slot machines.
Four casinos showed declines in slot revenue from September 2015: Sands Bethlehem, down by 0.55 percent to $24.8 million; Rivers in Pittsburgh, down by 0.54 percent to $20.9 million; Hollywood near Harrisburg, down by 3.2 percent to $16.7 million; and Lady Luck Nemacolin, in Fayette County, down by 3.2 percent to $2.5 million.
Slot revenue in September 2015 totaled $187.6 million. While higher than last year, slot revenue in Pennsylvania has been in a decline for several years. Statewide slot revenue topped $200 million in September 2011 and September 2012.
The state takes 55 percent of gross slot revenue in taxes. Casinos statewide operated an average of 26,632 slot machines, compared with 26,229 in September 2015.
Table games data will be announced later in October.