By Tony Romeo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After several down years, slot machine revenue at Pennsylvania casinos rebounded in the last fiscal year, notching a slight increase.READ MORE: James Douglas Rahm Jr., Of Atlantic City, Charged After Allegedly Claiming He Urinated In Nancy Pelosi's Office During Capitol Riot
Gross terminal revenue, or the before-tax profit at Pennsylvania’s twelve casinos, was up around .7-percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30th.READ MORE: FDA Advisers Endorse Emergency Use For Johnson & Johnson's One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine
That may not sound like much, but it is the first increase in slots revenue since the 2011/12 fiscal year. Gaming Control Board spokesman Doug Harbach says astute marketing has helped Pennsylvania casinos weather new competition from surrounding states:
“The good news for Pennsylvania seeing stability in the gaming market and even some rise, is that that continues to keep our tax revenues the highest in the United States.”MORE NEWS: Philadelphia School District Parents 'Not Surprised' Return To In-Person Learning For Some Students Delayed Again
Table games revenue figures for Pennsylvania casinos will be announced in a few weeks.