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Pennsylvania Poker Players Pay $4.5 Million In Rake In September

Card Room Revenue Up Slightly Year-Over-Year

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Poker revenue at Pennsylvania’s 10 brick-and-mortar poker rooms was $4.5 million in September, according to figures released Monday by state gaming regulators.

The amount was a slight year-over-year increase compared to the $4.4 million raked in September 2016. Poker rake was down month-over-month from the $4.9 million in August, but September is typically a slower month.

The rooms enjoyed a strong summer after the market was virtually flat through the first five months of the year. Revenue increased in June and July by 5.9 percent and 4.2 percent, respectively. Revenue was virtually unchanged in August.

In June, the Keystone State poker industry surpassed $400 million in lifetime revenue. Pennsylvania has had table games since 2010. Nearly $54 million in state taxes have been paid on the poker revenue, according to the state figures.

Pennsylvanians at the World Series of Poker

According to the WSOP, players from Pennsylvania accounted for 2,234 total entries from this summer’s 74-event bracelet schedule. That was good for 10th place among U.S. states. California led with nearly 19,500 entries. Despite having about four percent of the U.S. population, Pennsylvania accounted for a little over two percent of the 94,087 total entries from U.S. residents. Nearly 150 Pennsylvanians played the main event, which was ninth among the states.