April was an extremely good month for some of the twelve casinos in Pennsylvania as the venues recorded a 1.4% rise in aggregated gross gaming revenues to just over $285.24 million.
According to official figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board published yesterday, this increase was led by the statewide performance of table games, which saw aggregated revenues for the 30-day month swell by nearly 10.2% year-on-year to hit $79.54 million, and came despite a 1.6% decline in combined slot takings to $205.7 million.
The Parx Casino And Racing complex in suburban Philadelphia led the way in April as its total gross gaming revenues for the month improved by 0.97% year-on-year to $49 million thanks to a 6.4% boost in table game takings to $14.46 million.
Another big winner was Las Vegas Sands Corporation’s Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem as it reported total April gross gaming revenues of $48.29 million, which represented an over 10% swell year-on-year, thanks to an impressive 23.75% improvement in table games takings to almost $21.91 million.
The Mount Airy Casino Resort also had a good month as the rural Monroe County facility recorded an 11% boost year-on-year in total April gross gaming revenues to $17.61 million due in large part to a 41.26% increase in table games takings to $4.91 million.
Similarly, the Valley Forge Casino Resort just west of Philadelphia witnessed its table games revenues for April rise by 17.61% year-on-year to $3.35 million to push its total gaming takings for the month up by 10.92% to $10.75 million.
In the west of the state, The Meadows Racetrack And Casino recorded a 7.29% boost year-on-year in gross gaming revenues for April to slightly over $23.7 million as its table games takings improved by 52.85% to hit $4.34 million although the nearby Rivers Casino Pittsburgh reported a 5.56% decrease in monthly returns to $28.87 million with an associated 11.76% drop in table game earnings to $5.87 million.
Elsewhere and the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia declared April gross gaming revenues of $26.17 million, which represented a decline of 0.49% year-on-year, despite a 6.33% improvement in table games takings to $10.36 million.
For its part, the Presque Isle Downs And Casino near Erie recorded that its gross gaming revenues for April had fallen off by 3.56% year-on-year to $11.04 million in the face of a 15.82% improvement from its table games to just over $1.5 million while there was very little to smile about at the Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin as its overall monthly gaming revenues dropped by 7.86% to $2.86 million with an associated 40.07% decline in table games earnings to just $275,234.
April was also a bad month for Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino And Racetrack as its gross gaming revenues decreased by 4.07% year-on-year to $23.23 million with its table games takings falling by 6.69% to $5.05 million while the Mohegan Sun Pocono recorded overall gaming revenues of $21.68 million, which was a decline of 7.59%, alongside a 17.06% diminishment in table games takings to just over $3.5 million.
Finally, the situation was relatively static at the Hollywood Casino At Penn National Race Course near Harrisburg as April gross gaming revenues lessened by 0.08% year-on-year to $22 million with a 0.29% drop off in table games takings to $3.05 million.