Pennsylvania casinos reported a growth in table games’ revenues during August operations.
US.- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shared this week August results of its 12 casinos. According to the report, casino operators gathered US$74.2 million from table games operations last month. Gaming industry’s revenue in Pennsylvania has grown 10.9 percent during last month’s operations.
Licensed operators in the state offer in their salons approximately 26,000 slot machines and 1,200 table games. “The revenue increase for table games was the driver of an increase for combined overall casino revenue during the month of 2.5 percent,” explained regulators to CardPlayer. In total, gaming industry in Pennsylvania gathered US$267.4 million in August.
“Whilst table games were up, slot machine revenue of $193.1 million was down about half a percent year-over-year. That doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but Harrisburg gets more than half of casino slot revenue, so the continued slot revenue stagnation matters a lot for Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania gets a relatively small 16 percent of table games revenue,” continues the statement.
Pennsylvania could expand its industry with satellite casinos – which would be operated by current licensed operators, as well as daily fantasy sports and online gaming platforms. Furthermore, the state could also grant gaming licenses to hotel, bar, restaurant, truck stop and fraternal club operators. iGaming services would also be available at international airports, whilst new land-based casinos could be constructed.