Revenue from table games play at the 12 Pennsylvania casinos was $59.9 million in July 2013, according to a report released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. That represented a 6.1% increase in revenue from table games play during July of this year compared to July of 2012.
The monthly report, posted on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, also shows $8.6 million in tax revenue was generated from table games this July.
Coupled with figures on slot machine revenue released earlier this month, overall gross revenue from both slots and tables was $264,860,050 this July, 1.7% lower than last year’s total gross revenue of $269,354,774.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 with the passage of Act 71, also known as the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. Pennsylvania’s first new state agency in nearly 30 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. The 12 casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table game gambling, employ over 16,000 people, and collectively generate an average of $4 million per day in tax revenue. A portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners; provide funds to the Commonwealth’s horse racing industry, fire companies, a statewide water and sewer project grant program, and the state’s General Fund; and, established a new stream of tax revenue to local governments that host casinos for community projects.
A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board’s regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. At this website, visitors can watch Board meetings live or view videos of past meetings, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.