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Pennsylvania Casinos See Uptick In April Table Games Revenue

PA Casinos Won $277.8 Million From Gamblers In April

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Several Pennsylvania casinos saw a massive increase in table games revenue in April, according to the latest report released by the state’s gaming control board.

The state’s 12 casinos combined to generate $277.8 million in revenue in April, with $77.5 million of that coming from table games, a 3.7 percent increase over last year’s numbers.

Sands Bethlehem led the way in table games revenue with $21.99 million, a whopping 25.1 percent increase year-over-year. Valley Forge Casino Resort saw the biggest increase in table games revenue with $3.515 million in revenue, which was a 69.37 percent increase from April 2018.

SugarHouse Casino also saw a giant uptick in table games revenue with a 25.66 percent increase and $12.85 million in revenue.

Slot machines saw a slight decrease year-over-year with $200.4 million in revenue, a 2.8 percent drop. Parx Casino took in the lion’s share of it with $34.97 million in revenue from slots, which was a small decline from last year’s numbers.

Only Rivers Casino and Valley Forge Casino Resort saw increases in their slot machine revenue. Rivers generated $25.04 million, a 3.55 percent increase, and Valley Forge took in $8.25 million, a 2.22 percent increase. All other casinos saw a small drop in slot revenue.

Slot machines made up the majority of the tax revenue taken by the state. Of the $118.19 million in tax revenue across all forms of casino gambling, slot revenue generated $104.3 million of it.

Pennsylvania sports betting operators saw their second-best month of the year. The books won $4.2 million after a total handle of $36.76 million.

March was the only month that the books fared better when they profited $5.5 million on a $44.5 million handle.

When online betting gets underway this summer, the revenue for these operators is very likely to increase.