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Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Rake $4.8M In November

Revenue Falls Slightly In Year-Over-Year Comparison

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Pennsylvania gaming regulators said Monday that the state’s 10 poker rooms raked a combined $4.8 million last month.

According to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the revenue was up slightly month-over-month compared to October’s $4.76 million in rake. There were 230 poker tables statewide in November, but that number often fluctuates.

The $4.8 million was down 1.4 percent compared to November 2016’s $4.87 million in rake. Pennsylvania could use online poker, which the governor approved in October. The Keystone State regulated online poker sites are expected to launch in the second half of 2018.

Since Pennsylvania began regulating Las Vegas-style casino table games in 2010, the poker rooms have generated $426.68 million in revenue from players.

While poker revenue fell last month, the state’s casinos had their total table games revenue grow 2.8 percent year-over-year to $72.3 million. Combined with slot machine winnings, the casinos took $253.5 million from gamblers in November, an increase of 1.5 percent. The performance continues the 2017 trend for the industry, which has seen virtually no growth.

Online gambling is expected to generate some $300 million in additional gambling spend.