The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted on its web site today the monthly report for total revenue generated from the play of slot machines at casinos during April 2019.
According to the report, April’s gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinos was $200,359,403, a 2.8% decrease in revenue when compared to the $206,178,528 generated in April 2018. Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in April of this year was $104,259,552*.
The average number of slot machines operating on a daily basis was 25,207 during April 2019 compared to 25,841 at the casinos in April 2018.
Gross slot machine revenue for each of the casinos is as follows, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year:
|Casino||April 2019||April 2018||% Change|
|Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem||$25,042,571.69||$26,118,869.36||-4.12%|
|Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course||$17,601,928.07||$18,589,692.35||-5.31%|
|The Meadows Casino||$17,408,484.91||$17,747,231.61||-1.91%|
|Mohegan Sun Pocono||$16,616,349.91||$17,548,983.38||-5.31%|
|Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino||$16,087,094.78||$17,628,809.46||-8.75%|
|Mount Airy Casino Resort||$11,849,751.56||$12,646,470.36||-6.30%|
|Presque Isle Downs and Casino||$9,867,950.34||$10,223,710.10||-3.48%|
|Valley Forge Casino Resort||$8,249,995.54||$8,071,088.58||2.22%|
|Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin||$2,208,288.21||$2,314,582.17||-4.59%|
*Tax revenue figures reflect amount generated prior to any adjustments by the PA Department of Revenue
About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry, including sports wagering offered currently at eight locations. The oversight also includes other new gaming initiatives, expected to be launched in the coming months, which were created through Act 42 of 2017, an amendment to the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act.
The Commonwealth’s casino industry currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos. These facilities collectively employ over 16,000 people and annually generate approximately $1.4 billion in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to Pennsylvania homeowners.