The casinos in the state of Pennsylvania continue to do well in regards to slot machine gaming, with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board releasing reports yesterday showing the slot revenue totals have increased continually for the past six months. For March, slot gaming brought in $211 million from the 12 casinos of the state.
Richard McGarvey, a spokesman for the board, stated that it is not a surprise that March had high slot revenue numbers as March is always a good month. According to McGarvey, some feel that people are finally getting out after the winter season is over while others think the gambling revenues are up due to the receipt of tax refunds by patrons. Whatever the reason, March is usually a big month.
The $211.3 million was $3.5 million more than March of 2015 and is the sixth month running that the state was able to see an increase in gaming revenues based on slot machine play. For March, Parx Casino earned the most at $34.6 million followed by the Sands Casino which took in $27.2 million. The Rivers Casino was close behind, earning $23.5 million. In the lower end, Mount Airy Casino Resort was able to pull in $12.2 million from the slot games.