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Meadows slots bring in $5 million

19 June 2007

PENNSYLVANIA -- As reported by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette: "Weekend patrons who sometimes filled The Meadows Racetrack & Casino to 90 percent of capacity helped the new slots parlor generate slightly less than $5 million in revenue its first week, making its debut a success in the views of both casino and state officials.

"The slot machine facility in North Strabane generated about $2 million more from June 11 through Sunday than Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie County did last week. The Presque Isle casino opened Feb. 28 with 2,000 machines, compared with the 1,738 at The Meadows.

"TThe slots at The Meadows brought in less revenue than two Philadelphia-area racetrack casinos with more machines. Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack, with 2,735 machines, earned $5.8 million, and Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack brought in $5.5 million from 2,231 slots..."

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