Slot Machine Revenue For Pennsylvania Casinos Up 5.7% Over August of Last Year
This year's figures include revenue from Valley Forge Casino Resort, which just opened in March. Valley Forge brought in
$4 million from slots in August, the revenue increase 3.7 percent when only looking at casinos that were open last August.
Six Pennsylvania casinos showed an increase in revenue over last year in August, with Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia, and Mount Airy Casino Resort in northeastern Pennsylvania bringing in the highest revenues. Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie, near the Ohio border, had the biggest drop in revenue down 9.2% from last year.
Gross revenue from slot machines in Pennsylvania was up 5.7% last month when compared to August of last
year. While there was growth for Pennsylvania casinos, some of the effects of competition from Ohio
casinos was evident.
According to numbers released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the state’s 11 casinos generated gross revenue of $210.6 million in August, up from $199.2 million in August 2011.