Pa. slot machine revenue climbs more than 4 percent

The Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board reported on Monday that last month’s slot machine revenue from state casinos increased 4.1 percent over that of April 2014, with Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin leading the figures at an impressive 21.32 percent increase.

April’s gross slot machine play revenue was $205,894,827, compared to $197,760,977 gross revenue in April 2014, the board reported.

With 12 casinos operating throughout Pennsylvania, the gaming industry is providing a healthy injection of funds into the state’s economy. Alongside the above numbers, the board also announced that the commonwealth realized a total of nearly $110 million in tax revenue alone during April.

The majority of the facilities posted positive gains, with nine operations showing increases. Improvements were seen in the Parx, Rivers, Sugarhouse and Mohegan Sun Pocono casinos; the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem; Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack; Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course; and Valley Forge Casino Resort, as well as Lady Luck.

Only three casinos posted net losses, including: The Meadows Casino, Mount Airy Casino Resort, and Presque Isle Downs and Casino.

The average number of operating slot machines statewide was 26,265 this April, compared to 26,527 in April 2014.

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