Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Up 8% in December

Slot machine revenue at Pennsylvania casinos in December 2018 rose 8% over December 2017, according to a report posted on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s website, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.

Monthly gross revenue and percentage change for each of the casinos operating:

Casino

December 2018

December 2017

% Change

Parx Casino

$35,450,002.04

$32,749,440.46

8.25%

Rivers Casino

$25,830,298.54

$23,068,919.81

11.97%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$25,814,799.42

$24,710,351.23

4.47%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$18,391,456.46

$16,838,245.68

9.22%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$18,087,428.74

$16,581,165.94

9.08%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$16,621,267.34

$16,087,167.15

3.32%

Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$16,514,391.69

$15,728,901.97

4.99%

SugarHouse Casino

$15,074,191.21

$14,272,246.60

5.62%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$11,356,967.16

$10,646,185.92

6.68%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$9,014,439.41

$7,672,063.74

17.50%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$8,390,354.12

$7,098,272.52

18.20%

Lady Luck Casino at Nemacolin

$2,294,839.19

$2,161,417.61

6.17%

Statewide Total

$202,840,435.32

$187,614,378.63

8.12%

The average combined number of slot machines operating daily was 25,442 in December of 2018 compared to 25,849 in December of 2017.

The Board also reported that slot machine revenue for the calendar year 2018 was $2,369,885,203, the eighth consecutive calendar year in which revenue has topped $2.3 billion. That amount was 1.4% higher than slot machine revenue in the calendar year 2017.

Tax revenue generated from slot machine gaming in 2018 was $1,235,872,531* with a significant portion of the revenue used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners, strengthening the Commonwealth’s horse racing industry, and funding economic development projects.

Gross slot machine revenue produced at each casino during 2018 compared to 2017, including percentage change, is as follows:

Casino

2018

2017

% Change

Parx Casino

$411,481,328

$388,220,901

5.99%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$299,073,577

$302,568,558

-1.16%

Rivers Casino

$281,405,007

$269,751,527

4.32%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$211,098,502

$214,289,737

-1.49%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$206,470,185

$209,014,353

-1.22%

Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$200,066,211

$198,193,939

0.94%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$198,384,600

$204,461,556

-2.97%

SugarHouse Casino

$180,735,951

$177,837,718

1.63%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$146,061,593

$147,803,674

-1.18%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$115,519,691

$111,164,968

3.92%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$91,323,919

$82,760,824

10.35%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$28,264,639

$30,145,146

-6.24%

Statewide Total

$2,369,885,203

$2,336,212,902

1.44%