The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board released figures yesterday that show the table games at Pennsylvania casinos saw a decrease in gross revenues of 2.8% for the month of February when compared to the same month last year. In 2016, the 12 casinos of the state brought in a total of $68,187,957 while this year revenues showed a total of $66,302,623.
The Gaming Control Board did point out that February of last year was a leap year, which gave casinos an extra day of game play. For this year, the total tax revenues from table games for the month came to just over $10 million with an average of 1,229 tables operating on a daily basis statewide.
While the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem brought in the most table gaming revenues for February with $18,727,468, it was the Mount Airy Casino Resort that saw the most gains when compared to the same month last year. The Sands saw an increase of 6.99% but Mount Airy was able to earn $3,893,638 which is an 11.52% increase from February 2016 totals of $3,491,418.
Other casinos that saw slight gains for the month in regards to table game revenues includes the Parx Casino, Harrah’s Philadelphia, Hollywood Casino, The Meadows Casino and Presque Isle Downs. Parx was up almost 3% with $13,612,477 in earnings for the month while Harrah’s was up 7.43%. Hollywood Casino and The Meadows were up just over 1% while Presque Isle Downs was able to increase by only .10%.
The remaining casinos of the state saw significant decreases in table gaming revenues for February. SugarHouse Casino was down 17.31% with $7,641,238 in earnings while Rivers Casino was down 21.29% with $4,379,663 in revenues from table games. Valley Forge Casino Resort dropped just over 31% with $2,233,741 in earnings while Mohegan Sun Pocono was down just over 9% with $3,350,080 from table games. Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin saw the biggest drop at 41.61% with just $302,076 earned.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board earlier reported that slots revenues was down 4% for February and when combined with the table gaming revenue decrease for the state, gaming totals decreased by 3.6% overall.