The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has reported a statewide increase in slot machine revenue for the 2018/19 fiscal year contrasted to the prior period.

Releasing its latest yearly breakdown of the figures, ahead of a total gaming revenue report that it to follow later this month, slot machine revenue posted increases in nine of the 12 month during the period to come in at $2.37bn.

Representing a $26.5m increase to the total posted during the 2017/18 time frame, the board also noted that tax revenue produced as a result of slot machine play came in at $1.23bn for the year, a 3.71 per cent boost from $1.19bn.

To date, since the first land-based establishment opened its doors in 2006, revenue from slot machine play has totalled $27bn resulting in tax generation of $14.5bn. 

Furthermore, the PGCB also broke down the figures further, looking at year-long performances from across the Keystone State’s ten stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with its two smaller resort entities.

The Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment owned Parx Casino came out as market leader across the 2018/19 period analysed, bringing an increase of a little over four per cent from $400.7m to $416.8m.

Coming out in second, but over $120m behind Parx, 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 saw a 2.09 per cent dip to $295.7m (2017/18: $302m).

Rounded off the top three is Rivers Casino‘s $291.1m, up 6.15 per cent from $274.2m, but beaten to the accolade of largest percentage increase by Valley Forge Casino Resort, with the Boyd Gaming property jumping 11.06 per cent to $96.2m (2017/18: $86.6m).