Pa. Casino Revenue Up in August

Revenue at Pennsylvania's 11 casinos - including the Sands in Bethlehem - is up more than 5 percent over August 2011

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported on its web site that August gross revenue at the 11 operating casinos was $210,584,315, a figure 5.7 percent higher than gross revenue from slots in August 2011. 

For the 10 casinos that were open for the full month of August in both 2011 and 2012, there was also an increase in slot machine gross revenue of 3.7 percent.  That comparison does not include the Valley Forge Casino Resort which opened at the end of March 2012.

Tax revenue to the Commonwealth this August totaled $113,558,137.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in August 2012 is as follows, with the percentage change reflected for those casinos that were operating in August of both years:


August 2012

August 2011

% change

Parx Casino




Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem




Rivers Casino




Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack




The Meadows Racetrack and Casino




Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse




Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs




SugarHouse Casino




Mount Airy Casino Resort




Presque Isle Downs and Casino




Valley Forge Casino Resort




Statewide Total




Carmen September 18, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Small businesses are suffering right now because people claim they have no money to spend-so who are these people that are spending in the casinos-in my experience with the slot machines they are a break even game or you may make some but most people put it right back in-instead I would rather take my money and help support the small mom and pop businesses that are struggling right now-then I can look at my mantle or my wall and see the beautiful item I bought that will bring me years of enjoyment


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