State casino revenue on the rise in May

Once again led by Lady Luck, Commonwealth Casino-generated slot machine revenue for the month of May 2015 showed a slight increase compared to May 2014, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported June 3 from Harrisburg.

With a total net increase of 14.32 percent, Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin topped the revenue statistics for last month, followed closely by Valley Forge Casino Resort at 14.16 percent. These top two, in league with Harrah’s Philadelphia and Mt. Airy — each showing very slight gains — served to offset slight losses among other venues around the state to result in a net 0.18 percent overall revenue increase for Pennsylvania.

The Gaming Control Board reports that the state’s total slots revenue for the month of May totaled $112,763,746 in taxes to Pennsylvania citizens, which is approximately $3.6 million generated each day.

The average number of slot machines in use showed a minimal decrease from that of May 2014: May 2015 showed 26,382 slot machines in operation compared to 26,417 one year ago, a net difference of only 35 units.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 and is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state's casino industry. Revenues for individual casino facilities can be accessed at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.

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