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Slot machine revenue in Pennsylvania drops 1% in January

4 February 2013

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today on its web site that total revenue generated through the play of slot machines at Pennsylvania casinos during January was down just over 1% compared to the amount generated a year ago.

According to the report, this January’s gross revenue at the eleven operating casinos from slot machine play was $188,244,599 compared to $190,517,561 of gross revenue in January 2012, a decrease of 1.19%.

The Board also reported that the amount of tax revenue generated for the Commonwealth from slot machine play during this January was $101,165,222.

The average number of operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania at the 11 casinos was 26,552 in January 2013 compared to 26,266 at the casinos in January 2012.

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 11 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.

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