Pennsylvania casinos generated a record $116 million in revenues from slot machine play last month.
KYW’s Tony Romeo reports Gaming Control Board spokesman Doug Harbach says the $116 million in tax revenue from slots play in July was in increase of nearly 18 percent compared to July of last year. Of course, there was one more casino open this year, but even then, tax revenues were up significantly:
“Even looking at the eight casinos that were open last year and this year, we had a rise of about five-and-a-quarter percent, and we think that it very well might be tied to the higher traffic counts that are coming into the casinos due to the addition of table games.”
But the gaming board has not tabulated dollar figures for table games yet.
The state Department of Revenue reported that table games generated $1.6 million tax dollars in July but Harbach says that’s an incomplete number about which no conclusions can be drawn.