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Slots Revenue Down Again in Pennsylvania

Valley Forge was the only Pennsylvania casino to see an increase in slots revenue.

Parx Casino in Bensalem, where slots revenue was down 9.4 percent in February. (Patch file photo)
Parx Casino in Bensalem, where slots revenue was down 9.4 percent in February. (Patch file photo)

Revenue from slots fell again in February, down 7.5 percent year over year from February 2013, according to new numbers released this week by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Revenue also was down in January, by 8.7 percent, and the recent numbers are not good news for the proposed second Philadelphia casino, The Philadelphia Inquirer says.

In February, slots revenue at Mohegan Sun was down 0.5 percent; down 9.4 percent at Parx; down 11.6 percent at Harrah’s Philadelphia; down 7.8 percent at Presque Isle; down 6.3 percent at The Meadows; down 12.3 percent at Mount Airy; down 15.4 percent at Penn National; down 11.2 percent at Sands Bethlehem; down 5.3 percent at The Rivers; and down 9.5 percent at SugarHouse. 

Revenue was up 11.8 percent at Valley Forge, the only Pennsylvania casino to see an increase in slots revenue.

Nemacolin, in Fayette County, only opened its casino in July 2013, so year-over-year comparisons aren’t available.

In February, $2,244,866,401.97 was wagered on Pennsylvania slot machines, the Gaming Control Board said. 


MikeS-FCG March 07, 2014 at 01:21 PM
Wait, you're telling me that they're making many millions of dollars and that they simply made a bit less last month? They still made a profit! Tell you what, report something when they start LOSING money, which will never happen, right? I find it difficult to worry about this since the money doesn't appear to be filtering back to any of the citizens, is it??
dwayne roberson March 07, 2014 at 05:40 PM
PA's new gas tax will have us next to California as the highest. Food, fuel, everything will cost more. Owebamacare taxes falling in line, higher insurance costs, inflation,.... people will have less and less. Slots were a good investment? Really? People need jobs, not slot machines when they don't have any freakin money! How do casinos function in socialist states? I guess we'll see.
Capt. Obvious March 10, 2014 at 12:39 PM
probably just starting the "poor us" publicity so that next year they can file bankruptcy and screw everyone they owe, Trump style, and then come back with a new name a few months later and start over debt free.

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