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Monthly Slot Machine Revenue in March is Second Highest to Date



       Monthly Slot Machine Revenue in March is Second Highest to Date

PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trailing only the
amount of revenue generated last March, slot machine revenue in March of this
year at Pennsylvania's casinos tallied the second highest monthly amount since
the opening of casinos in 2006.

The overall combined revenue figure for the 11 Commonwealth casinos was part
of the monthly report posted today on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's
web site.  The total gross revenue of $229,335,372 was 1.6% lower than March
of 2012 when casinos produced the highest amount of slot machine revenue,
$233,147,479. 

The total this March, however, exceeded the previous second highest monthly
total of July 2011 when gross revenue was $218,300,465.

The Board also reported that tax revenue generated in March of this year just
from slot machine play was $123,428,074.

In a comparison of just the ten casinos operating in March 2013 that were also
open for the full month of March 2012, revenue was 3.9% lower this year. 
Valley Forge operated for only one full day plus two test nights in March of
last year.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in March 2013 is as follows,
with the percentage change reflected for those casinos.

Casino                                      March 2012   March 2013   % Change
Parx Casino                                 $37,276,557  $36,417,120  -2.3%
Rivers Casino                               $26,695,321  $27,435,784  2.8%
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem               $28,063,510  $27,451,189  -2.2%
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack  $25,820,331  $23,899,400  -7.4%
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race      $23,435,233  $22,884,326  -2.4%
Course
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino            $22,813,406  $21,583,272  -5.4%
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs                 $21,332,586  $20,419,377  -4.3%
SugarHouse Casino                           $18,691,111  $17,804,390  -4.7%
Mount Airy Casino Resort                    $13,476,828  $13,127,952  -2.6%
Presque Isle Downs and Casino               $15,040,028  $12,651,306  -15.9%
Valley Forge Casino Resort                  $502,569     $5,661,256   N/A
Statewide Total                             $233,147,479 $229,335,372 -1.6%

The average number of operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania at the
11 casinos was 26,215 in March 2013, slightly less than the average of 26,344
slot machines operating daily during March 2012. 

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
www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. 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
@PAGamingControl.

CONTACT: Doug Harbach (717) 346-8321

SOURCE Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
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