Update – Pennsylvania Gambling Revenues Increase Slightly for the Month of April 2017
Thanks to the hot table games, Pennsylvania casino gambling revenue has seen a little increase for the month of April 2017. The slots don’t seem to be doing the state much justice, but with increases in table game revenues, who really needs slots? The official numbers were released Tuesday of this week by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The numbers showed the 12 casinos in the state reported revenues with its table games 10.2% higher than year-on-year comparisons.
Table game revenues earned the operators $79.54 million for April. The Gaming Control Board released the slot revenues earlier this month showing the slots falling short of 1.6% to $205.7 million. Overall gaming revenues for April was up by 1.4% amounting to $285.2 million. This includes all games offered on casino floors.
Sands Bethlehem led the pack with earning the most table games revenue for the month. It was reported that their table game revenues shot up by 24% to $21.9 million for year-on-year totals. The second casino in line for top earners earned a 6.4% increase with $15.4 million in revenues. Las Vegas Sands is the parent company of Sands Bethlehem. It was reported by media that they reached an agreement to sell the property to MGM Resorts.