Table game revenue surges in Pennsylvania

Table game revenue surges in Pennsylvania

June 20, 2016 1:41 PM
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Pennsylvania Gaming Control BoardPennsylvania’s 12 casinos posted another winning month during May as the revenue earned by table games reached $71. 3 million, the fourth biggest month since table games for the state’s casinos were approved in 2010.

“This has been a big year for table games. We’re pretty much hitting a record every month,” said Richard McGarvey, spokesman for the Gaming Control Board. “Slot machine revenues are flat but table games are still growing.”

Revenue at Sands Bethlehem helped lead the way with $19.6 million, a more than 7 percent increase over the same month a year ago. The Bethlehem figure was followed by $12.5 million at the Parx Casino in Bensalem and  $9.1 million at the SugarHouse in Philadelphia.

In the meantime, retail businesses across the state are picking their sides  concerning a proposal that could allow thousands of video games in bars and restaurants across the state.

Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. Email: PhilHevener@GamingToday.com