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Pennsylvania Casinos Win 11 Percent More From Table Games In August

Overall Gaming Revenue Up Despite Slot Machine Decline

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Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos won a combined $74.2 million from their table games last month, a significant increase over the same month last year.

According to figures released Monday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the revenue was a 10.9 percent increase compared to the $66.9 million won in August 2016. Nearly half of the revenue was generated by two casinos—Sands Bethlehem and Parx.

The revenue increase for table games was the driver of an increase for combined overall casino revenue during the month of 2.5 percent, regulators said. Overall gaming win was $267.4 million.

While table games were up, slot machine revenue of $193.1 million was down about half a percent year-over-year. That doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but Harrisburg gets more than half of casino slot revenue, so the continued slot revenue stagnation matters a lot for Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania gets a relatively small 16 percent of table games revenue.

Pennsylvania has about 26,000 slot machines and 1,200 table games.

Of the $74.2 million in table games revenue, $4.9 million came from the state’s 10 poker rooms. That was virtually the same amount raked in August 2016. Pennsylvania had 233 poker tables last month, an increase of seven tables year-over-year.

The casinos have generated more than $412 million in poker revenue since the first regulated casino poker game kicked off in the Keystone State about a decade ago.