PA Table Games Revenue Up 3.3% in February

                  PA Table Games Revenue Up 3.3% in February  Overall casino gaming revenues down 5% during month  PR Newswire  HARRISBURG, Pa., March 17, 2014  HARRISBURG, Pa., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Despite continued harsh weather, revenue from table games play at the 12 Pennsylvania casinos rose 3.25% to $57.1 million in February 2014, according to a report released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Table games revenue last February was $55,348,241.  The monthly report, posted on the Board's web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, also shows that $8,269,771 million in tax revenue was generated from table games this February.  Due to a decrease in slot machine revenue of 7.5% in February, combined revenue from the play of slot machines and tables games during February was $238,326,952 a decrease of 5% over last February's total of $251,293,452.  Gross table games revenue for each of the casinos operating in both February 2014 and February 2013 is as follows:  Casino                     February    February 2014 February    February 2013                            2014 Tables Gross Revenue 2013 Tables Gross Revenue Sands Casino Resort        200         $12,608,131   183         $12,060,001 Bethlehem Parx Casino                165         $9,689,310    163         $8,200,728 SugarHouse Casino          59          $7,169,293    58          $7,344,329 Harrah's Philadelphia      126         $6,050,121    121         $6,877,655 Casino and Racetrack Rivers Casino              113         $5,131,330    116         $5,947,964 Mohegan Sun at Pocono      84          $3,752,035    84          $3,290,560 Downs Mount Airy Casino Resort   75          $3,360,759    72          $2,985,441 Valley Forge Casino Resort 50          $3,345,196    50          $2,442,877 Hollywood Casino at Penn   69          $2,912,710    69          $2,988,971 National Race Course The Meadows Racetrack and  75          $1,735,666    80          $1,941,422 Casino Presque Isle Downs and     46          $1,005,334    53          $1,268,293 Casino Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin 28          $388,339      --          -- (opened 7/1/13) Statewide Total            1,090       $57,148,223   1,049       $55,348,241  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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