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Pennsylvania Casinos Win $275M From Gamblers In August

Revenue Up 2.8 Percent Year-Over-Year


Pennsylvania is inching closer to a regulated online casino industry, but the brick-and-mortars turned in a strong August on their own.

According to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the state’s 12 casinos won a combined $275 million last month, up 2.8 percent compared to the $267.4 million won in August 2017.

Gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during August 2018 was down 1.3 percent to $73.2 million. Slot machine revenue grew 4.4 percent to $201.7 million.

The 225 poker tables statewide generated a combined $4.75 million, down from $4.8 million in July. The revenue was down from $4.9 million in August 2017.

Total tax revenue from table games play during August was $11,774,566 with an average of 1,275 tables in operation statewide on a daily basis.

Tax revenue from the slots was $105,100,926. The average number of slot machines operating throughout Pennsylvania was 25,511 in August 2018 compared to 25,814 in August 2017.

Pennsylvania casinos pay a 54 percent tax on slot revenue, making the Keystone State a partner in the business. Online slots will be taxed at the same rate.

Here’s a look at Pennsylvania casino by revenue last month: