Penn. slot revenue records first annual decline

Jul 8, 2013 7:02 PM

After years of continued growth, slot machine revenue at Pennsylvania’s casinos recorded their first annual decline during the fiscal year that just ended.

Officials said the decline probably indicated the state’s casino business is leveling off after six years of growth.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported that in the fiscal year the slots revenue reached $2.43 billion, down nearly 2 percent from the $2.48 billion generated in the previous year.

The only casino to show yearly growth, the board reported, was Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem whose revenues of $2,290.9 million were up 1.7 percent. 

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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