PA Table Games Revenue Up In March

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HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Revenue from the play of table games at Pennsylvania's casinos rose 1% during March, producing the highest level of revenue, $67.9 million, since the introduction of this form of gambling in July 2010.

According to a report released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, table games revenue totaled $67,934,737 in March 2014, eclipsing the previous high month during March of last year at $67,383,247.

The monthly report, posted on the Board's web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, also shows that $9,830,852 million in tax revenue was generated from table games this March.

Due to a decrease in slot machine revenue of 5.7% in March, combined revenue from the play of slot machines and tables games during March was $284,148,717 a decrease of 4.2% over last March's total of $296,718,618.

Gross table games revenue for each of the casinos operating in both March 2014 and March 2013 is as follows:

         Casino    March 2014   March 2014 Gross Revenue    March 2013                     Tables                                   Tables     March 2013 Gross Revenue         ------      ---------- ------------------------      ---------- ------------------------          Sands         Casino         Resort        Bethlehem           200                 $15,296,760          183                 $15,347,672        ---------           ---                 -----------          ---                 -----------           Parx         Casino             165                 $11,709,240          163                 $11,137,386         ------             ---                 -----------          ---                 -----------        SugarHouse         Casino              62                  $8,849,756           58                  $8,024,201       ----------           ---                  ----------          ---                  ----------         Harrah's      Philadelphia         Casino           and        Racetrack           126                  $6,964,862          121                  $7,265,244      ------------          ---                  ----------          ---                  ----------          Rivers         Casino             113                  $6,136,161          114                  $6,740,040         ------             ---                  ----------          ---                  ----------         Mohegan         Sun at         Pocono          Downs              85                  $4,053,241           84                  $3,552,598        -------             ---                  ----------          ---                  ----------        Mount Airy         Casino         Resort              78                  $3,651,844           72                  $3,590,800       ----------           ---                  ----------          ---                  ----------        Hollywood        Casino at          Penn        National          Race         Course              72                  $3,318,204           69                  $3,589,525       ----------           ---                  ----------          ---                  ----------          Valley          Forge         Casino         Resort              50                  $3,294,515           50                  $3,512,504         ------             ---                  ----------          ---                  ----------           The         Meadows        Racetrack           and         Casino              75                  $3,014,710           81                  $3,318,622        ---------           ---                  ----------          ---                  ----------         Presque          Isle        Downs and         Casino              46                  $1,148,561           46                  $1,304,655        ---------           ---                  ----------          ---                  ----------        Lady Luck         Casino        Nemacolin         (opened         7/1/13)             29                    $496,884          N/A                         N/A       ----------           ---                    --------          ---                         ---        Statewide          Total           1,101                 $67,934,737        1,041                 $67,383,247       ---------          -----                 -----------        -----                 ----------- 
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 12 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.

A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board's regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania's gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. At this website, visitors can watch Board meetings live or view videos of past meetings, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

CONTACT: Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey
(717) 346-8321

SOURCE Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

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