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Pa. Gaming Board: Too Early to Analyze Table Game $$$

A Gaming Control Board spokesman says it’s too soon to draw conclusions from the revenue figures for the first weeks of table games at Pennsylvania casinos.

KYW’s Tony Romeo reports table games generated more than $17.5 million in gross revenue and $2.8 million in state and local tax dollars in July.

But Gaming Control Board spokesman Richard McGarvey can’t say whether that’s bad or good:

“The numbers are very preliminary. Only about two-thirds of the month total was there.  In other words, there were a lot of days missing because of when the particular casinos opened up across the state.”

By that, McGarvey refers to the fact that table games launched with a staggered schedule from west to east across the state in July.

The top casino for table games was one of the first to open.  The Rivers in Pittsburgh generated just over $3 million from 85 tables during 24 days of operation. But Parx in Bucks County, with just 57 tables and 10 fewer operating days came in second with $2.3 million.

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