In Pennsylvania, Slots Revenue Falls Again

Total tax revenue from the slots in fiscal year 2013-2014 was $1,241,218,137.

Parx Casino brought in the highest slots revenue in the state. (Patch file photo)
Parx Casino brought in the highest slots revenue in the state. (Patch file photo)
Slots revenue fell again in Pennsylvania in fiscal year 2013-2014.

During the fiscal year that ended June 30, revenue from slots at Pennsylvania's 12 casinos was $2,319,890,598, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said this week.

In fiscal year 2012-2013, slots revenue was $2,428,887,430, which means revenue fell 4.5 percent year over year, the GCB said.

The biggest loser was Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack, which saw revenue fall 12.24 percent. By contrast, Valley Forge Casino Resort had revenue gains of 22.59 percent, the GCB said.

Though revenue at Parx Casino was down about 5.76 percent, it still brought in the highest slots revenue of any casino in the state, with gross revenue of $376,418,086, the GCB.

Total tax revenue from the slots in fiscal year 2013-2014 was $1,241,218,137, the GCB said.

Since 2006, when the first slot machine casino opened in Pennsylvania, total tax revenue from slots has been $8.35 billion.

Francis Kilinsky July 05, 2014 at 08:46 AM
The old folks have about gambled away their life savings.
Kirk E Coats July 05, 2014 at 09:27 AM
Where in the devil is all that money going? I see no evidence of the benefits it should be giving to the people of PA.
John Child July 06, 2014 at 07:13 AM
It's The Death of Savings -- When certificates of deposit pay zero and the stock market doubles in five years... just let's you know that Gambling is A Good Thing. Savings is for Morons.
Heidi July 06, 2014 at 07:58 AM
I personally know some inside things about 1 casino in the area. They have tightened down machine to the limit Harrisburg allows & yes there is a limit. But they have also asked employees to go past that limit so machines don't pay out as much or often. Those employees have left their jobs that day as they get the fine and can not work in the business again & so do the casino. Which is a disgrace. Why would people return if you are not even getting a quarter back on $100 played? I would not go either as often. So of course gambling would be down, plus you take into account that in AC the promotions to get you to go there are so much better even after not being there for over a year. When here the incentive is not great. Why blow your $ It is said that I have many friends in the business & they did well $ wise at their jobs until now. Some news people & Harrisburg should get inside to see what goes on behind the machines. The only way to win is luck at card games verses machines anymore. I personally use to go often because I lived close by now I have a longer drive so I stay away & can't afford to gamble like I used to. It is like walking in and saying here is $200 just take it. Sorry but I know way to much about how they operate on the inside & that needs to change for $20 I have a better chance of winning the lottery.


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