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.

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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.

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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.”

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Table games revenue figures for Pennsylvania casinos will be announced in a few weeks.