A Pennsylvania House committee charged with overseeing casino gambling within the commonwealth held a pair of hearings in our region, looking into ways to keep the industry more competitive.
Presque Isle Casino, in Erie, experienced the biggest drop in gross slots revenue — more than 13 percent — followed by Harrah’s Philadelphia, down almost 10 percent.
For the first time since they opened, Pennsylvania casinos have recorded a fiscal year-to-year drop in gross revenues from slot machine play.
The $233-million dollars in gross slots revenue for March was the highest for any month since the state’s tenth full-size casino opened, or any month since legalized gaming began in Pennsylvania.
In November, Pennsylvania casinos outperformed Atlantic City’s facilities in overall gross revenue.
The new head of the board that regulates Pennsylvania casinos says he favors moving the board’s investigation unit into the state attorney general’s office.
For a second straight year, Pennsylvania ranks first in the nation when it comes to tax revenue generated by casinos.
A group seeking to place a casino near the historic battlefield was among the losing applicants today as the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awarded the state’s last currently available casino license to a resort near Pittsburgh.
There are not only more table games,but there are new games for gamblers to play inside the “Parx East” building, which is where the racetrack is located.
Despite a decrease in revenues from October to November, the executive director of the Gaming Control Board says trends for table games in Pennsylvania casinos are good.
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.