January 18, 2012 -
Pennsylvania casinos set a state revenue record when they went over the $3 billion mark in revenues from slots and table games for the first time in 2011.
The addition of $55.8 million in revenue in December from table games at the state’s 10 casinos pushed the total for the year over $3 billion, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced on Wednesday.
The 2011 revenues of more than $3.02 billion was an increase of 21.65 percent over 2010 when the Pennsylvania casinos earned slots and table games revenue of more than $2.48 billion.
The three Philadelphia-area casinos, Parx, SugarHouse and Harrah’s Chester were the second-, third- and fouth-highest table game revenue casinos respectively in the state for December.
Parx in Bensalem had more than $10.02 million in table game revenues with 183 tables, SugarHouse on the Philadelphia waterfront had more than $6.53 million with 54 tables, and Harrah’s Chester had more than $5.94 million with 123 tables.
The biggest table game revenues in the state for December were at the Sands casino in Bethlehem with more than $11.72 million with 129 tables.