Slot machine revenue at casinos in Pennsylvania were up 1.44 per cent in 2018, rising to $2.37bn – up from $2.34bn in 2017, reports the state’s Gaming Control Board.

In a report on the Board’s website, state slot revenues in December saw an eight per cent increase on those recorded in December, 2017.

Parx Casino remains the market leader, posting an 8.25 per cent year-on-year rise in December, to $35.45m, followed by Rivers Casino, which saw year-on-year revenues surge 12 per cent in December, to $25.83m – sneaking ahead of Sands Bethlehem, which posted slots revenues of $25.81m in the month.

December gross revenue figures for each of the casinos operating in Pennsylvania:

Source: https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov

The board said the average combined number of slot machines operating daily in the state was 25,442 in December, down slightly on the 25,849 operating in December of 2017.

The annual slot machine revenue for 2018 of $2,369,885,203 represents the eighth consecutive calendar year in which revenue has topped $2.3bn. Tax revenue generated from slot machine gaming in 2018 was $1,235,872,531.

Again, Parx, Sands and Rivers were the pacesetters, with Parx seeing slot revenues rise nearly six per cent in 2018, to $411m. The annual figures are summarised below.

Source: https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov

Figures for all casino gaming will be available later this month when the Board posts its December table games revenue report online.