Pa. Casino Revenues Drop in May

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The drop in slot machine revenue at casinos within Pennsylvania during May was less than 1% compared to May 2013. The 12 casinos produced slot machine revenues of $210.8 million, 0.2% less than in May of last year.

Those revenues resulted in $112.8 million in taxes to the state treasury, an average of $3.6 million in taxes per day, says the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Revenues dropped at two casinos in western Pennsylvania: Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh dropped 1.84% to just under $24 million and Presque Isle Downs and Casino fell 6.82% to $11.1 million.

The average number of slot machines in operation every day the 12 casinos was also slightly higher during May, 26,417 compared to 25,973 a year earlier.  The primary difference in the number of slot machines was the operation of Lady Luck Casino, a site not open last May.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.
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