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Slot Machine Revenue Increases Slightly in April at Pennsylvania Casinos

Sadonna Price

Pennsylvania Casino Slot Machine Revenues Increase Slightly - April 2018

Slot machine total gross revenues have been posted by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board this week, with the state’s casinos seeing a slight increase in revenues earned for the month of April. The 12 operating casinos in the state reported a combined gross slot machine revenue of $206,178,528 which is 0.23% more than what was earned the same month in 2017.

Pennsylvania Casinos with Positive Slots Revenue

Breaking down the slot machine revenues for each casino, it was the Valley Forge Casino Resort that saw the largest percentage increase for April. The casino was up just over 9% with $8,071,088.58 in earnings for the month. Next in line was the Presque Isle Downs and Casino, a property with a 7.22% increase for April. The casino earned just over $10 million from slot machine gaming.

Parx Casino also saw an increase in earnings, with a 6% increase with $35,633,140.42 produced. Next in line was the Rivers Casino, with a 4.32% increase and almost $24 million in earnings.

Casinos That Posted Losses in April

Unfortunately, the majority of the state’s casinos saw a decrease in slot earnings for April. The biggest drop was seen by the Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin. Dropping just over 10%, the casino earned just over $2.3 million in April. The Meadows Casino saw a huge decrease in slot machine revenues, with just over $17 million earned for the month, a decrease of just over 8%.

Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack, as well as the Mohegan Sun Pocono had similar losses in April. The Mohegan Sun produced just over $17.5 million which was a decrease of 3.46%. Harrah’s was down just over 3% with $17.6 million in earnings.

Better Revenue from Table Games

The state had just over 25,800 slot machines operating in April, while last year, more than 26,000 were in operation. The state tends to do better when it comes to table games, with slots usually falling behind. Even though the increase in revenues is small, it is appreciated by operators as they are able to see a positive return from the games.

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