Reporting Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – The totals are in for the first fiscal year of table games at Pennsylvania casinos, and SugarHouse has posted some impressive numbers.
SugarHouse ranked fifth out of ten casinos in the state, with $53.5-million in gross table games revenues in the fiscal year, despite the fact that it has the fewest number of tables and was the last to come on line.
Kevin O’Toole, the executive director of the Gaming Control Board, says, “It’s been quite remarkable to observe SugarHouse’s table game statistics. They certainly are maximizing the efficiency of their 43 tables. And it’s been a surprise.”
Four of the top five Pennsylvania casinos for table games are in the east. Parx came in first with almost $91-million for the fiscal year, the Sands in Bethlehem was second and Harrah’s in Chester third. Overall, table games generated $71-million in state taxes in the first fiscal year, almost exactly what was projected.
Reported by KYW Harrisburg Bureau Chief Tony Romeo