Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Figures for April Released on Gaming Control Board Web Site

Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Figures for April Released on Gaming Control
                                Board Web Site

PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 2, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania
Gaming Control Board reported today on its web site that the collective slot
machine revenue produced at the 11 casinos during April dropped 4% compared to
April of last year.

According to the monthly report at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, this April's
gross revenue from the play of slot machines statewide was $205,155,405, or
approximately $9 million less than the gross revenue of $214,149,502 produced
in April 2012.

The Board also reported that the amount of tax revenue generated for the
Commonwealth from slot machine play during this April was $110,378,513.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in April 2013 is as follows,
with the percentage change:

Casino                                April 2013      April 2012      % Change
Parx Casino                           $31,608,967.66  $33,058,938.77  -4.39%
Sands CasinoResort Bethlehem         $24,465,867.34  $24,311,295.33  0.64%
Rivers Casino                         $24,444,239.86  $24,396,425.97  0.20%
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and      $20,618,424.07  $22,413,993.26  -8.01%
Racetrack
Hollywood Casino at Penn National     $20,372,504.80  $21,146,550.38  -3.66%
Race Course
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino      $20,110,853.72  $22,267,253.17  -9.68%
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs           $18,600,479.48  $20,024,822.71  -7.11%
Sugarhouse Casino                     $15,467,112.79  $15,633,592.76  -1.06%
Mount Airy Casino Resort              $12,262,468.51  $12,809,365.66  -4.27%
Presque Isle Downs and Casino         $11,809,262.50  $14,054,747.41  -15.98%
Valley Forge Casino Resort            $5,395,225.16   $4,032,516.86   33.79%
Statewide Total                       $205,155,405.89 $214,149,502.28 -4.20%

The average number of operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania at the
11 casinos was 26,074 in April 2013 compared to 26,760 at the casinos in April
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 or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

SOURCE Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
 
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