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Pa. Casino Revenue Up Slightly in September

Bethlehem's Sands Casino remains one of the state's most successful gaming operations with revenue up more than 3 percent in September.

September gross revenue from slot machines at the 11 operating casinos was slightly higher this year at $200,465,589 than the $200,148,304 in gross revenue generated in September 2011, a difference of less than 1 percent, according to a Pa. Gaming Control Board report released this week.

The Sands Casino in Bethlehem remains one of the state's most successful gaming operations in terms of monthly revenue. Revenue there was up more than 3 percent in September.

Tax revenue in September of this year was $108,338,974. 

In a comparison of just the 10 casinos operating in September 2012 that were also open for the full month of September 2011, revenue was 2 percent lower this year.

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in September 2012 is as follows, with the percentage change reflected for those casinos that were operating in September of both years. 

Casino

September 2012

September 2011

% change

Parx Casino

$30,012,662.80

$31,093,946.44

-3.48%

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$23,448,392.27

$22,702,187.29

3.29%

Rivers Casino

$22,340,293.99

$23,354,280.67

-4.34%

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$21,501,091.14

$20,813,281.06

3.30%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$20,266,467.49

$21,067,828.56

-3.80%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$19,690,221.59

$19,833,041.22

-0.72%

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

$18,767,900.61

$18,907,112.63

-0.74%

SugarHouse Casino

$14,178,804.57

$14,974,573.68

-5.31%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$13,196,437.19

$12,973,083.87

1.72%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$12,754,824.82

$14,428,968.74

-11.60%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$4,308,492.34

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Statewide Total

$200,465,588.81

$200,148,304.16

0.16%

Anonymous October 05, 2012 at 11:30 AM
I do not get it. How is this fun for anyone but the casino. I would love to see a poll to see the average $ spent vs that person's annual gross income. My guess is that most of the people spending their $ is middle to low income. Yes, you might get some higher income people...but they really most higher income people realize gambling is not a good investment at all. The truth is, much like all the other extra expenses that are tempting the middle class, this is yet another thing to promise riches and yet the return in empty and leads to despare. Do we really feel good about taking more $ from the middle class? What about the lower class? I am sure that they think they are going to "hit the big one" and have all their dreams fulfilled by the shiny machine in the corner or the black jack table. I am very glad that I have not been inside the Sands. I would probably just be depressed by all of those who think that this is a good investment of their time & $. Hey Bethlehem, maybe you could open even more cigarette and alcohol stores as well. They make good profits. Profit is what matters right? Employing people & making money...at any cost....right? To "help the economy" we need to PAY our debts, save $ for emergencies and help each other when we can financially and emotionally. No Sands for me.

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