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Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Rake $5.1M In July

Revenue Grows 4 Percent Year-Over-Year

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Pennsylvania’s poker rooms raked a combined $5.17 million from players in July, according to figures from state gaming regulators.

The 10 Keystone State casinos with poker rooms paid $725,000 in state taxes on the rake, with an additional $103,000 going to host communities, per the state data.

The 12 casinos had $77.85 million in total table games revenue during the month, an increase of 3.8 percent year-over-year. Poker accounted for 6.6 percent of the table game win.

The poker rooms raked $4.96 million in July 2016, so revenue grew 4.2 percent year-over-year.

The rooms, which currently have 225 tables between them, have raked $407.7 million since Pennsylvania began offering poker about seven years ago, paying $52.41 million in state taxes during the time period.

While table game revenue grew last month, overall gaming revenue declined thanks to lackluster slot machine win. The devices won $209.1 million, a two percent decline year-over-year. Total gaming revenue was $286.9 million, down 0.5 percent.

The state is still mulling over whether to legalize and regulate online casinos in order to turn around a stagnant gaming industry.