Pennsylvania’s top gaming regulator says preliminary indications suggest that table games, launched last month, have been a boon to Pennsylvania casinos.

KYW Tony Romeo reports appearing before the House Gaming Oversight Committee, Gaming Control Board Chairman Greg Fajt said there’s anecdotal evidence that table games have increased traffic at Pennsylvania casinos.

And while he says the first hard table games revenue data on won’t be available till later this month, Fajt offered this analysis suggesting that tables games may be increasing slots play in two western Pennsylvania casinos that launched table games in early July.

Slots revenue at the Meadows was up 19 percent in July, compared to the previous month, and the Rivers was up 17 percent:

“Month to month, no table games in June, to table games in July, the numbers were up 19 and 17 percent.”

Fajt says table games have added nearly 4,500 new jobs.