Pennsylvania slot machine revenue up

Gross gaming revenue from slot machines increased 1.7 percent during September operations.

US.- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board revealed yesterday that gross gaming revenue (GGR) from the slot machines at the 12 state casinos increased 1.7 percent in September operations to US$195 million.

According to the information published on the local control board’s website, gross revenue during September was US$195 million, up from the US$192 million reported during last year’s operations. Nine of the twelve casinos in the state managed to achieve positive results from slot machine operations during September.

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Rivers Casino and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course were the three top scorers in Pennsylvania, whilst The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Mohegan Sun Pocono and Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack were the three facilities that presented a decrease in revenues.

The average number of slot machines operating all across Pennsylvania was 25.971, 660 less than September 2016. Moreover, tax revenue collected last month was US$96 million. There are 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos. These facilities collectively employ nearly 18,000 people and annually generate approximately US$1.4 billion in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners.

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