The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 18, 2013

State casino revenue up a bit, thanks to table games


The Associated Press

— HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state regulators say total gambling revenue at Pennsylvania’s casinos in October was up slightly over the same month last year, with most of the increase coming from play at table games.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Monday that revenue from table games grew 10 percent in October. Not including the state’s newest casino, Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, revenue from table games grew 9 percent at the 10 casinos that were open a year ago.

Overall, revenue rose to $249.5 million from $243.7 million, a 2 percent increase. Not counting Lady Luck, revenue rose 1 percent.

October’s biggest revenue producers were Parx Casino in suburban Philadelphia and Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem.

October revenue from slot-machine gambling was down slightly at the 10 casinos open a year ago.