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Pennsylvania Sets New Table Games Record

Nearly $70M Won Off Of Gamblers In Table Games In March


As lawmakers in Pennsylvania ponder whether to legalize and regulate online gaming, the state’s 12 brick-and-mortar casinos sprinkled throughout the state just turned in their best ever month for table games revenue.

Revenue from table games was $69.7 million in March, the highest monthly total in the five years that the form of gambling has been legal, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Statewide, the number of tables increased to 1,124 from 1,101, year-over-year.

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem led the way with $15.3 million in table games revenue in March 2015. Parx Casino was second with $11.7 million.

When you add in slot machines, March gaming revenue was $277,482,836.

December of last year had the old table games record of nearly $68 million.

The state will eventually have a 13th casino, as another is coming to Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania concluded in a study last year that regulated online poker could be worth up to $129 million annually once it reaches maturation. It also found that house-banked online casino games could reach $178 million annually under the same conditions.

If you are not talking about tribal gaming, Pennsylvania is the second largest casino market in the country, trailing only Nevada. California, the nation’s top tribal gaming state, is much larger than Pennsylvania if you aren’t just considering commercial gaming.