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Pennsylvania slot revenue rebounds in February

4 March 2011

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- February slot machine revenue jumped markedly from a weather-scarred January. The average tax generation per day rose 23% from $3.13 million per day in January, when harsh winter weather affected the ability of patrons to visit Pennsylvania casinos, to $3.86 million per day in February. February's slot machine revenue was 17.6% higher this year over the winter weather impacted month of February in 2010. The play of slot machines at the ten operating casinos produced $197,925,541 in gross revenue in February 2011 compared to $168,279,514 in February 2010. Tax collections by the Commonwealth on that amount last month was $108,191,840. Additionally, during the last week of February 2011 tax revenue generated from the play of slot machines exceeded $4 billion since the first casino opened in November 2006. In a comparison of the revenue for just the nine casinos operating in February 2011 that were also open for the full month of February 2010, there was an increase of 9.67%.

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