Table games revenue rose in January. Numbers were up for seven of the state’s 10 operating casinos, with an increase of 22.3% over the revenue for the same month last year.
Richard McGarvey, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, says play at table games generated tax revenue of more than 8.6 million dollars for January.
McGarvey says casinos are still adding tables, with about 121 more table game in operation compared to the same time last year. He says that’s an indication they’re still growing and learning their market.
The state’s newest casino, a resort casino at Valley Forge, will go on line in late March with both slots and table games.
Play at table games does not seem to be cutting into slots play at the casinos. Numbers that came out earlier this month showed a 7% increase in slots revenue over last January.