That good news must be taken with a grain of salt, however, because table game revenues in April were less than a third of the overall take from slots, which are taxed at a much higher rate.
The state House has passed and sent to the Senate a pair of bills that would ease the impact of Mayor Michael Nutter’s initiative to overhaul property taxes in Philadelphia.
Sugarhouse casino officials say construction should take about two years now that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved a revised plan to expand their waterfront casino.
Beer distributors, tavern owners and grocers had their say as the state Senate continued a series of hearings on privatizing liquor sales in Pennsylvania.
The House Judiciary Committee in Harrisburg has overwhelmingly approved a pair of bills already passed by the state Senate that would transfer the duties of Traffic Court, which adjudicates moving violations, to Philadelphia Municipal Court.
State senator Andrew Dinniman, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, says the Education Department is overstressing the tests despite an earlier understanding with lawmakers.
Last week, Governor Corbett officially rolled out a proposal he considers a top priority.
Interstate 81 just north of Harrisburg will be closed at least through the weekend following a massive fuel tanker truck fire on a ramp above the highway.
A Turnpike Commission spokesman says the turnpike plans to borrow $200 million and is expected to save $35 million, also says the plan has been thoroughly vetted.
The state’s high court threw out the first redistricting map drawn up by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission.
The F&M poll shows support for selling off state stores has dropped from 53-percent in February to 47-percent now.
The measure approved by the committee would, among other things, lift a cap on wholesale gasoline prices at a faster rate than the governor has proposed.
Four police officers from the Philadelphia region who died in the line of duty were among those remembered Monday at the annual fallen officers’ ceremony in the state capital.
Not only were slots revenues down more than four percent in April compared to the same month a year ago, but it is also the first time that all 11 of Pennsylvania’s casinos were operating for a full month each year for comparison purposes.
They’ve played at Live Aid, and on Tuesday the legendary Philadelphia band The Hooters took over the state capitol’s east wing rotunda for a noontime mini-concert.