Gaming Control Board Releases February Table Games Revenue

          Gaming Control Board Releases February Table Games Revenue

PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 18, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The play of table
games at Commonwealth casinos during February generated nearly eight million
dollars in tax revenue according to figures posted today on the Pennsylvania
Gaming Control Board's web site,

With an average of 1,049 tables in operation statewide on a daily basis during
February, gross revenue from the play of all table games was $55,348,241,
producing $7,987,252 in tax revenue.

This month's gross table games revenue was $1,208,697 lower than in February
2012 when revenue totaled $56,556,939, a 2.1% decrease.

The Board noted with these figures that February 2012 was a leap year month
resulting in an extra day of casino play. The Board also noted that the 11
casinos operated with an average of 1,049 tables on the gaming floor in
February of this year compared to 977 tables last February when 10 casino were
in operation.

Coupled with figures on slot machine revenue released earlier this month,
overall gross revenue from both slots and tables was $251,293,452 this
February compared to $272,244,678 in February of last year, a decrease of

Gross revenue for each of the casinos in February 2013 compared to February
2012 is as follows:

Casino                        Feb. 2013 Feb. 2013 Gross        Feb. 2012 Gross
                              Tables    Revenue         2012   Revenue
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem 183       $12,060,001     151    $10,705,837
Parx Casino                   163       $8,200,728      183    $9,893,562
SugarHouse Casino             58        $7,344,329      54     $7,792,660
Harrah's Chester Casino and   121       $6,877,655      125    $6,921,480
Rivers Casino                 116       $5,947,964      109    $5,934,878
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs   84        $3,290,560      84     $3,241,483
Hollywood Casino at Penn      69        $2,988,971      69     $3,344,563
National Race Course
Mount Airy Casino Resort      72        $2,985,441      72     $3,404,952
Valley Forge Casino Resort    50        $2,442,877      --     --
The Meadows Racetrack and     80        $1,941,422      78     $2,934,701
Presque Isle Downs and Casino 53        $1,268,293      53     $2,382,823
Statewide Total               1,049     $55,348,241     977    $56,556,939

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 11
casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table game gambling,
employ over 16,000 people, and collectively generate an average of $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 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

CONTACT: Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey
(717) 346-8321

SOURCE Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

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