The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem was the leading slots venue in Pennsylvania last month after reporting an almost 5% increase year-on-year in gross revenues from the machines to $27.92 million.

According to figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the Las Vegas Sands property prospered despite overall May slot revenues from the eastern state’s twelve casinos declining by 1.1% year-on-year to $208.85 million.

The official monthly figures show that Pennsylvania collected tax revenues from slot machines of $111.44 million before Department Of Revenue adjustments while only a trio of casinos posted year-over-year earnings gains. Of these, the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia saw its May revenues from the machines rise by 4.3% year-on-year to $16.18 million while Bensalem’s giant Parx Casino brought in $34.54 million, which represented a boost of 2.66%.

The biggest loser for May was Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino And Racetrack as its overall slot revenues dropped by 8.49% year-on-year to $18.22 million while Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino reported that earnings from the machines were down by 7.77% to $22.42 million.

Similarly, Valley Forge Casino Resort near Norristown reported May slot revenues of $6.93 million, which was 6.32% less than for the same month last year, with machine earnings from the more rural Mount Airy Casino Resort falling by 2.17% to $12.55 million.

A less severe year-on-year decrease in May slot revenues of 2.06% for $2.58 million was reported by Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin while Presque Isle Downs And Casino outside Erie saw earnings reach $10.24 million, which represented a reduction of 2.05%.

Finally, the Hollywood Casino At Penn National Race Course revealed May slot revenues of $18.73 million, which equated to a 1.59% decline year-on-year, with The Meadows Racetrack And Casino and Mohegan Sun Pocono posting less than one percent wanes to $19.43 million and $19.04 million respectively.

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