The revenue results for casino gaming during the month of May have been released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the state has seen a slight increase for the month. The state earned $280.2 million in revenues which is a 0.8% increase in revenues from the $278 million earned in May of 2015. $10.1 million was collected in gambling taxes for the month.
Table games brought in $71.3 million in revenues for May, an increase of 6.5%, up from the $66.7 million earned in 2015. Slot machine revenue actually dropped a small percentage, 1.1% with casinos earning $208.8 million. In total, the state was able to see an overall increase in revenues from slots and table gaming, with as much as $4.5 million more earned for 2016 during the month than last year.
The top earner for the state was the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem which took in $47.5 million, an increase of 6%. Next in line was the Parx Casino, up 5%, earning $47.1 million. Rivers Casino earned $27.8 million, a decrease of 5.3%. Up 8%, the SugarHouse Casino was able to bring in $25.2 million. Harrah’s Philadelphia was down as well with $24 million in earnings, a 3.3% decrease.
Looking at other areas of the state in regards to year over year earnings, there were ups and downs. The Mohegan Sun Pocono was down 6.7% while the Mount Airy Casino Resort was down 3.9%. Valley Forge Casino Resort was up 4.83% and the Meadows Casino saw a slight increase year-over-year with 1.35% increase.