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Pennsylvania casino revenue hits all-time high

16 January 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Combined revenue generated by casinos through slot machine and table games play during the 2018 calendar year was the highest annual total to date, according to figures released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today.

The total revenue of $3,248,681,377 in 2018 topped the previous year total of $3,226,910,816 attained last calendar year.

The record 2018 figure comes even with a slight 1.3% dip in tables games revenue over 2017 (see second chart). However, as previously reported by the Board, slot machine revenue fueled the overall growth by increasing by more than $32 million dollars this past year over 2017 revenue figures.

The Board also reported that tax revenue in 2018 from the combined play of slot machines and table games was $1,377,254,368.

The following chart tracks slot machine and table games gross revenue since the first slots-only casino opened in November 2006. Table games were added to Pennsylvania casinos in July 2010.

Calendar Year/Gross Slot Machine Revenue/Gross Table Games Revenue/Gross Total Gaming Revenue















Casino/2018 Gross Table Games Revenue/2017 Gross Table Games Revenue/% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem/$221,914,456/$243,170,902/-8.74%

Parx Casino/$191,259,779/$178,297,138/7.27%

SugarHouse Casino/$121,812,426/$119,869,572/1.62%

Rivers Casino/$76,043,050/$65,796,858/15.57%

Harrah's Philadelphia/$61,661,933/$65,270,571/-5.53%

Mount Airy Casino Resort/$41,896,146/$50,084,907/-16.35%

Valley Forge Casino Resort/$38,192,929/$34,419,700/10.96%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course/$36,136,014/$35,758,641/1.06%

The Meadows/$35,776,680/$36,603,067/-2.26%

Mohegan Sun Pocono/$35,697,387/$42,413,840/-15.84

Presque Isle Downs & Casino/$14,371,830/$14,470,503/-0.68%

Lady Luck Casino - Nemacolin/$4,033,544/$4,542,215/-11.32%

Statewide Total/$878,796,174/$890,697,914/-1.34%

Table games revenue for each of the casinos during December 2018 has also been posted on the Board's web site, under the Revenue section of the site. The below chart compares December 2018 table games revenue compared to the amount generated in December 2017:

Casino/December 2018 Gross Table Games Revenue/December 2017 Gross Table Games Revenue/% Change

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem/$17,680,761/$21,069,119/-16.08%

Parx Casino/$16,658,379/$15,410,420/8.10%

SugarHouse Casino/$11,446,901/$10,791,811/6.07%

Rivers Casino/$6,662,771/$6,143,200/8.46%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack/$4,839,820/$5,435,355/-10.96%

Mount Airy Casino Resort/$3,769,202/$3,355,546/12.33%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course/$3,243,974/$2,869,421/13.05%

Mohegan Sun Pocono/$2,977,718/$3,411,212/-12.71%

Valley Forge Casino Resort/$2,922,258/$3,201,217/-8.71%

The Meadows Casino/$2,858,181/$2,910,039/-1.78%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino/$1,178,306/$803,866/46.58%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin/$278,521/$442,786/-37.10%

Statewide Total/$74,516,793/$75,843,993/-1.75%

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