Penn. Gaming Control Board reports gambling revenue jump

Jun 25, 2012 7:29 PM

Adding another casino to the mix helped Pennsylvania show a modest increase in gambling revenues for the month of May.

The state’s Gaming Control Board reported the state’s casinos showed a jump of 7.4 percent in gambling revenues, primarily because an additional property was open during the period.

Showing the biggest increase was Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem that recorded revenue of $10.9 million, a 50 percent increase over last year. Also doing better was Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia, up 3.5 percent

The decliners were Harrah’s Philadelphia, down 12 percent, and the Meadows Racetrack & Casino outside Pittsburgh, whose revenues declined by 25 percent.