June 20, 2012 -
Pennsylvania casinos revenues are still on a winning streak. Pennsylvania casinos saw a 7.4 percent increase in table game revenues in May 2012 compared to the same month last year, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Gross revenue from the play of all table games was about $55.2 million in May 2012 compared to about $51.4 last May.
There was an 11th Pennsylvania casino in operation this year, Valley Forge Resort Casino, the fourth one in the immediate Philadelphia area. Valley Forge generated about $2.23 million in table revenues. Sands Casino in Bethlehem took over the top spot in the state for monthly gross revenue in table games with about $10.85 million in May, up more than 50 percent after adding 39 tables for a total of 152.
Parx in Bensalem is No. 2 in gross table revenues with about $9.88 million on 183 tables, SugarHouse on the Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia, is No. 3 at $6.86 million with just 54 tables in May. Both casinos saw slight gains from last year.
The renamed Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester is No. 4 in the state but saw its table games gross revenues slip to $6.07 million with 125 tables in May, down more than 12 percent from the same month last year.
Earlier this month, the state gaming control board reported that slot revenues at the 11 casinos in May was a 3.4 percent increase from last May to about $212.5 million. Parx was No. 1 in that category with about $32.6 million in revenues for May.