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Table Game Revenue Grows In Pennsylvania

(File photo / Credit: Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio)

(File photo / Credit: Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio)

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo) Tony Romeo
  Tony Romeo is Harrisburg bureau chief for KYW Newsradio...
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HARRISBURG (CBS) – Table games, and the revenue they produce, continue to grow in Pennsylvania casinos.

Revenue from table games in state casinos grew more than 14 percent from November to December. Revenues have also increased every month, except one, since they launched in July. More significant, however, might be the rate at which casinos are adding tables.

Richard McGarvey, spokesman for the gaming board, said since August nearly 150 tables have been added, for a total of 784 through December. “Iit’s really early,” McGarvey said. “They’re still marketing to different segments and they’re still learning what their market is.”

McGarvey also said the board is considering or has already approved requests to add several dozen more tables.

Harrah’s in Chester has the most in action with 123 tables. Parx in Bensalem has 120 with the approval to add 32 more and an additional request for 51 more on top of that. Nonetheless, Sands in Bethlehem eked out Parx for the December revenue title.

Reported by Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio

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