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Table Games Revenue Rises in Pennsylvania in July

Table games play in Pennsylvania started the new fiscal year with a 6.1% increase, but it was not enough to erase a decline in slots play in July . Year to year gaming revenue was off by 1.7% for the month.

Pennsylvania’s 12th casino, Lady Luck at Nemacolin, opened in July and helped boost table games revenue for the month.  Six casinos saw increases in table games play, with the biggest boost at Parx. Five others saw slight declines for the month of July.

Doug Harbach, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board,   says gaming in Pennsylvania is stable now after several years of rising revenues. He adds that revenue for property tax relief has remained steady for the last several years.

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Pennsylvania Casinos Wrap Up Profitable Year

It was a good year for table games at Pennsylvania’s casinos, with a double digit increase boosted by June’s numbers and the newest casino.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says revenue from table games play rose 15.5% last month compared to June of last year, with play up at all but three casinos and helped by the addition of the Valley Forge Casino Resort.

For the fiscal year that ended in June, table games revenue rose nearly 31% over the previous year. All 10 casinos that were operating last year posted increases, with the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem showing the highest numbers.

Combined with slot machine revenue generated in the fiscal year, gaming revenue was up 10 percent compared to the previous year.

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Table Games Revenue Increases in January at Pennsylvania Casinos

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.