Pennsylvania slot machine revenue up in December

Credits: AP  / Matt Rourke.
Credits: AP / Matt Rourke.

Slot machine revenue at the state’s twelve casinos increased by 1.2 per cent in December, but was down 1 per cent for 2017.

US.- According to figures released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, gross terminal revenue at The Meadows Casino in December was down 3.7 per cent to US$ 16 M. compared to the same period the previous year.

Revenue at Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino amounted to US$ 23 M. up by 5.85 per cent on the previous year.

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin in Farmington witnessed a 5.66 per cent increase to US$ 2.16 M. from the US$ 2.045 M. it collected in December 2016.

The regulator said that slot machine revenue for calendar year 2017 was USD 2,336 M. the seventh consecutive year in which calendar year revenue has surpassed US$ 2.3B. The figure represents a 1 per cent decline on 2016 total slot revenue.

Tax revenue generated from slot machine gambling in 2017 was US$ 1,188 M.

For the calendar year, The Meadows Casino slots revenue dropped 3.31 per cent to US$ 214 M.

Rivers Casino slots revenue was up by 1.77 per cent to US$ 269 M., while Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin saw a 2.79 per cent percent rise to USD 30 M.

The average combined number of slot machines operating daily was 25,849 dollars in December of 2017, down compared to 26,074 dollars in December of 2016.

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