Pa. Nov. slots revenue steady

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HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Tuesday total revenue generated through the play of slot machines at Pennsylvania casinos during November rose slightly compared to the amount generated a year ago.


According to the report, November’s gross revenue at the 11 operating casinos from slot machine play was $192,512,491 compared to $191,852,271 of gross revenue in November 2011, an increase of 0.34 percent.


In a comparison of just the 10 casinos operating in November 2012 that were also open for the full month of November 2011, revenue was 1.89 percent lower this year.


The Board also reported on its web site that the amount of tax revenue generated for the commonwealth from slot machine play during this November was $103,691,872.


Gross revenue at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino for November was $19,011,461, up 0.38 percent from the $18,940,309 wagered in November 2011.


Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino was the biggest percentage gainer, moving to $23,144,019 in November from $21,826,209 a year ago for a 6.04 percent gain. for each of the casinos operating in November 2012 is as follows, with the percentage change reflected for those casinos.


Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course had the greatest percentage decrease, with $18,336,178 wagered in November, a 6.95 percent drop from the $19,706,505 taken a year ago.


The average number of operating slot machines throughout Pennsylvania at the 11 casinos was 26,356 in November 2012 compared to 26,534 at the casinos in November 2011.


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