Pennsylvania has seen a boost in total gross and tax revenue generated from the play of slot machines at casinos during May, as the state’s Gaming Control Board publishes its latest monthly report.
The Commonwealth’s casino industry, which currently consists of ten stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation as well as two smaller resort casinos, saw a statewide revenue boost of 2.74 per cent as it reached $209.5m from $203.9m the previous year.
The Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment owned Parx Casino, that last month received a unanimous vote to renew its category one racetrack casino operator licence, came out as market leader, rising from $35.7m to $37m, representing a 3.73 per cent change.
Coming up in second, but over $10m behind, is Winds Creek Bethlehem, recently sold by Wynn Resorts for $1.3bn to the Poarch Creek Band of Creek Indians with a prompt name change from its former Sands Bethlehem, which dipped 3.24 per cent to $26.1m (2018: $27m).
Completing the top three is Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino, controlled by Holdings Acquisition, which saw the highest percentage increase of 12.95 as its figures jumped from $22.6m to $25.6m.
This saw the property narrowly edge out Boyd Gaming’s Valley Forge Casino Resort in terms of percentage differentiation, with its $8.8m figure representing an 11.56 per cent rise from $7.9m.
Completing the list is Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, one of 26 properties across the US that falls under the Eldorado Resorts banner, whose revenue came in at $2.58m, a 7.01 per cent rise from $2.41m.
The average number of slot machines in operation across Pennsylvania during the month was 25,168, contrasted to 25,840 the previous year.
Tax revenue for May came in at $108.1m, with annual approximation from slot machines and table games play placing the figure at $1.4bn.