According to figures released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, table game revenue produced at the 10 state casinos totaled $56,183,506, which surpasses the previous high month (March 2011) when gross revenue from table games generated $54,606,617. Tax revenue generated from table games was $9,031,983. Pennsylvania taxes gross table games revenue at 16%.
The Gaming Control Board also informed that as of July 1, the total employment generated by Pennsylvania casinos increased 7% compared to the first quarter of 2011 (14,097) and now stood at 15,064 employees. For Gaming Control Board Chairman Greg Fajt, the employment growth at the state casinos is closely related to the decision to introduce table games at the state gaming facilities.
“We have already seen a 45% increase in the number of tables in operation since table games were introduced a year ago. As a labor intensive operation, this means casinos require more trained employees to fill these well-paying jobs, and certainly with an unemployment rate of 7.2% in Pennsylvania, every new job is meaningful.” says Fajt.
Gross revenue for each of the casinos in July 2011 is as follows:
Parx Casino: $10,278,309
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem: $10,049,430
Rivers Casino: $6,865,157
Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack: $6,494,898
SugarHouse Casino: $6,222,755
Mount Airy Casino Resort: $4,196,145
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs: $4,060,586
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course: $3,296,354
Meadows Racetrack and Casino: $2,744,742
Presque Isle Downs and Casino: $1,975,131
Statewide Total: $56,183,506