State casinos' slot-machine revenue up 1.1 percent last month

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Tuesday that slot-machine revenue in the state's casinos rose 1.1 percent in February compared with a year ago.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Tuesday that slot-machine revenue in the state's casinos rose 1.1 percent in February compared with a year ago. | Contributed photo
Slot-machine revenue in Pennsylvania rose 1.1 percent in February compared with a year ago, the state's Gaming Control Board said on Tuesday.

The board's report said slot-machine-generated gross revenue from the state's 12 casinos totaled approximately $183.2 million in February, compared with approximately $181.2 million in February 2014.

About $97.7 million in tax revenue from the state's slot machines was generated last month, the report said. The increase in revenue came in spite of fewer slot machines in play compared with February 2014, with 26,351 slot machines in operation last month compared with 26,620 a year ago.

Parx Casino saw the most revenue last month, at $29.6 million, compared with $27.6 million in February 2014. Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin saw the biggest percentage increase in gross revenue year-over-year, with approximately $2 million in last month compared with about $1.67 million in February 2014, which is a nearly 21.9 percent increase.

Presque Isle Downs and Casino saw the largest drop in revenue, at 11.7 percent. The casino brought in $8.1 million in February, compared with $9.2 million in 2014.

Overall, seven casinos saw an increase in gross revenue from slot machines year-over-year, while five saw a decrease.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 and oversees the state's casino industry, including the two resort casinos and 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation in the state.

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