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Combined revenues within Pennsylvania generated by slot machines and table games throughout 2018 have hit a highest ever total, according to new figures released by the state’s Gaming Control Board.

Casino gaming revenues for the year saw a slight increase of a little over half a percentage point to $3.2bn, primarily fueled by overall growth in slot machine revenue which increased 1.44 per cent during the twelve months to to $2.3bn.

This helped offset a 1.3 per cent decline in statewide table games revenue as 2018 came in at $878,796 contrasted to the previous year’s $890,697 with the PGCB also reporting that tax revenue from the combined play also came in at $1.3bn.

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is shown as market leader as the board released a further break down of its tables games figures, with the property seeing its full year results drop 8.74 per cent to $221,914 (2017: $243,170), an overall figure not helped by December’s decline of 16.08 per cent to $17,680 (2017: $21,069).

Parx Casino and SugarHouse Casino made up the top three with a 7.27 per cent and 1.62 per cent increase respectively, seeing fy figures of $191,259 and $121,812.

Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino saw the highest percentage increases of 15.57 per cent to $76,043, with the Mount Airy Casino Resort and Mohegan Sun Pocono in stark contrast with 16.35 per cent and 15.84 per cent decreases to $41,896 and $35,697.

Earlier in the month the PGCB released its full year slot machine revenue figures, showing that the casinos in Pennsylvania were up 1.44 per cent in 2018, rising to $2.37bn – up from $2.34bn in 2017.

The annual slot machine revenue of $2,369,885,203 represents the eighth consecutive calendar year in which revenue has topped $2.3bn.