PA Gaming Control Board reports $16m increase in slot machine revenue during 2017/18

PA Gaming Control Board reports $16m increase in slot machine revenue during 2017/18

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July 3 2018: 

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today reported that slot machine revenue increased 0.7% during the recently completed 2017/2018 state fiscal year compared to the previous fiscal year.

The findings were part of a report posted on the Board’s web site that provides monthly revenue figures for all 12 Commonwealth’s casinos.

Slot machine revenue was up in 7 of the 12 months during the fiscal year, with a 2017/2018 total of $2,352,320,936, approximately $16 million higher than the $2,336,152,508 generated during the 2016/2017 fiscal year. Tax revenue produced through slot machine play during the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year totaled $1,192,851,503*.

The Board notes that these figures reflect just slot machine revenue and not total gaming revenue that includes table games.  The Board will provide those figures later this month when it publishes its June 2018 and Fiscal Year 2017/2018 revenue report for table games.

To date, since the opening of the first casino in November of 2006, revenue from slot machine play has totaled $24.8 billion resulting in a tax generation of $13.3 billion.  Further information is available on PGCB's website.

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