The has been the most popular destination for table games among Pennsylvania casinos in the past year, according to the state Gaming Control Board.
The Sands took in $127.8 million in gross revenue from its 152 tables from July 2011 through the end of June – nearly $11 million more than the Parx Casino in Bensalem, which has 182 tables, the most in the state.
Table games revenue at the Sands increased by more than $54 million – or 47 percent, over the $73.1 million in table games revenue in the previous fiscal year, according to figures released Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
In June alone, the Sands took in $12.7 million in table games revenue – nearly $4 million more than the Parx and a 48-percent increase over what the Bethlehem casino grossed during June 2011.
The Gaming Control Board reported that the Commonwealth’s 11 casinos took in $663.9 million in gross revenue during fiscal year 2011-2012.
Pennsylvania took $107 million of that revenue in tax, as it taxes table games gross revenue at 14 percent.
Total table games revenue increased 30.8 percent over the $507.7 million in revenue taken in the previous year. And combined with nearly $2.5 billion in slots machine revenue, Pennsylvania casinos grossed $3.14 billion during the fiscal year, the gaming board reported.
Pennsylvania collected $1.45 billion in tax revenue from state-licensed casinos during the fiscal year.