Slot Machine Revenue Report For September Released By Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

  Slot Machine Revenue Report For September Released By Pennsylvania Gaming
                                Control Board

PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 2, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Pennsylvania
Gaming Control Board posted on its web site today the monthly report for total
revenue generated from the play of slot machines at casinos during September.

According to the report, September gross revenue from slot machines, at the 12
operating casinos, was $187,803,113 or 6.3% lower when compared to the
$200,465,589 in gross revenue generated in September 2012. Tax revenue in
September of this year was $100,658,385.

In a comparison of just the eleven casinos operating in September 2013 that
were also open for the full month of September 2012, revenue was 7.3% lower
this year.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in September 2013 is as
follows, with the percentage change reflected for those casinos that were
operating in September of both years.

Casino                                September 2013  September 2012  % change
Parx Casino                           $28,683,233.72  $30,012,662.80  -4.4%
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem         $22,315,816.08  $23,448,392.27  -4.8%
Rivers Casino                         $22,082,157.72  $22,340,293.99  -1.2%
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino      $18,908,381.51  $21,501,091.14  -12.1%
Hollywood Casino at Penn National     $17,485,167.42  $19,690,221.59  -11.2%
Race Course
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs           $17,363,914.38  $18,767,900.61  -7.5%
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and      $17,226,083.75  $20,266,467.49  -15.0%
Racetrack
SugarHouse Casino                     $13,774,849.37  $14,178,804.57  -2.8%
Mount Airy Casino Resort              $12,168,225.33  $13,196,437.19  -7.8%
Presque Isle Downs and Casino         $10,905,700.16  $12,754,824.82  -14.5%
Valley Forge Casino Resort            $4,920,828.41   $4,308,492.34   14.2%
Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin (opened    $1,968,755.49   --              --
7/1/13)
Statewide Total                       $187,803,113.34 $200,465,588.81 -6.3%

The average number of operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania, at the
12 casinos, was 26,624 in September 2013 compared to 26,420 at the 11 casinos
in September 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 12
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

Website: http://www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov
 
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