Slot revenue in Pennsylvania up 1.1 pct

The slot machine revenue segment in Pennsylvania registered a 1.1% increase in June operations.

US.- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has released the monthly report for total gross revenue and tax revenue generated from slot machines at Pennsylvania casinos in June 2019.

The report from the PGCB indicates that combined gross revenue from slot machines at the local 12 casinos in June of the current year was US$2.37 billion. This figure was 1.1% higher than the gross revenue figure of US$2.35 billion registered in June 2018.

According to the report, Parx Casino totalled US$416 million in slot machine revenue in June 2019, which is a 4.03% increase when compared to the US$400 million registered in 2018. Wind Creek Bethlehem, formerly called Sands Casino, was the second-highest revenue scorer with US$295 million, but it was a 2.09% decrease from 2018. Rivers Casino completes the top 3 with US$291 million and a 6.15% increase, the second-highest in the state.

Tax revenue in June of this year was US$1.2 billion, the PGCB reported. 

Table games revenue

The PGCB has yet to reveal table revenue for June. However, May numbers showed that table games revenue was US$76.5 million, an increase of 2.2% over May of last year when revenue was US$74.9 million.

The board reported that when combining May’s table games revenue with the earlier reported May slot machine revenue, total gaming revenue increased by 2.6% compared to May of last year.

Total tax revenue from table games during May totalled US$12.3 million with an average of 1281 tables in daily operation in Pennsylvania. Parx Casino registered the biggest share of gaming revenue to US$53.1 million, up 2.7% from May 2018. In second place comes Wind Creek Bethlehem, which registered US$43.6 million but a 6.3% decrease from the same month last year.

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