Pennsylvania Casinos Continue To Thrive, With February Revenue Up Nearly 9%

March 28, 2016
February Pennsylvania Casino Revenue

Gambling revenue in the state of Pennsylvania has continued to grow. In February, the state saw an 8.6 percent monthly increase in total gambling revenues.

According to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s revenue report, the state’s twelve casinos saw about $68.1 million in table game revenues compared to last year, which was $63.9 million.

Pennsylvania took in almost $9 million in tax revenues from table games alone in February. On average, 1,171 tables were being operated daily in local casinos.

February Pennsylvania table game revenues

Casino February 2016 Table Game Revenues February 2015 Table Game Revenues % Change
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem $17,504,519 $15,271,421 14.62%
Parx Casino $13,239,507 $11,696,685 13.19%
SugarHouse Casino $9,240,443 $7,465,503 23.78%
Rivers Casino $5,564,370 $6,292,536 -11.57%
Harrah’s Philadelphia $5,025,714 $6,128,518 -17.99%
Mohegan Sun Pocono $3,684,555 $4,058,148 -9.21%
Mount Airy Casino Resort $3,491,418 $3,411,679 2.34%
Valley Forge Casino Resort $3,237,771 $2,466,791 31.25%
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course $2,859,409 $2,745,343

 

4.15%
The Meadows Casino $2,627,269 $2,867,761

 

-8.39%
Presque Isle Downs and Casino $1,195,639 $1,007,945

 

18.62%
Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin $517,343 $504,667

 

2.51%
Statewide Total $68,187,957 $63,916,997

 

6.68%

 

Casinos that saw double-digit growth

Here are the five PA casinos that saw revenue growth in the double-digits specifically for table games from most to least growth:

  • Valley Forge Casino Resort – 31.25%
  • SugarHouse Casino – 23.78%
  • Presque Isle Downs and Casino – 18.62%
  • Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem – 14.62%
  • Parx Casino – 13.19%

February total gambling revenues

Casino February 2016 Total Gaming Revenue February 2015 Total Gaming Revenue % Change
Parx Casino $46,318,857 $41,325,315 12.08%
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem $42,594,634 $37,333,797 14.09%
Rivers Casino $28,579,235 $28,757,661 -0.62%
SugarHouse Casino $25,072,941 $22,983,592 9.09%
Harrah’s Philadelphia $23,367,026 $24,084,699 -2.98%
Mohegan Sun Pocono $22,255,443 $20,038,879 11.06%
The Meadows Casino $21,428,128 $18,948,730 13.08%
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course $20,503,665 $20,346,419 0.77%
Mount Airy Casino Resort $15,123,613 $12,937,613 16.90%
Presque Isle Downs and Casino $10,801,447 $9,154,336 17.99%
Valley Forge Casino Resort $9,596,395 $8,667,609 10.72%
Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin $2,712,848 $2,541,389 6.75%
Statewide Total $268,354,231 $247,120,040 8.59%

The leaders for total gambling revenue growth

Here are the three casinos that saw the largest increases in total gambling revenues for February:

  • Presque Isle Downs and Casino – 17.99%
  • Mount Airy Casino Resort – 16.90%
  • Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem – 14.09%

Pennsylvania gambling revenue summary for February

For the entire month of February, only two casinos saw down months compared to January. Harrah’s saw an overall decrease of -2.98% and Rivers at -0.62%.

This month produced over $107 million in tax dollars for Pennsylvania – one of the best months in the history of casino gambling within the state.

The Morning Call interviewed spokesman for the PA Gaming Control Board Richard McGarvey, earlier this month and expressed enthusiasm for the excellent month:

“Every facility went up and that doesn’t happen very often. They had the extra day, but it was a big month even without that.”

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