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Pa. slot machine revenue up $2.5B

By , - Last modified: January 4, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Pennsylvania slot machine revenue rose for the sixth consecutive year in 2012.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said that gross revenue from slot machine gaming for the year was $2.5 billion, or 2.7 percent higher than in 2011.

The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem had the state's second highest over-year increase. The 7.6 percent jump equated to a total take of $291.55 million.

The biggest percentage jump was at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, which saw an 11.24 percent increase to $171 million. The highest revenue overall for the year was at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, which took in $384.57 million.

Closer to home, the Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono saw a 2.79 percent increase to $150 million.

The tax revenue generated by the slot revenue at the state's 11 casinos totaled over $1.3 billion.

The first slot machines in Pennsylvania were rolled out in November 2006.

Stacy Wescoe

Stacy Wescoe

Writer and online editor Stacy Wescoe has her finger on the pulse of the business community in the Greater Lehigh Valley and keeps you up-to-date with technology and trends, plus what coworkers and competitors are talking about around the water cooler — and on social media. She can be reached at stacyw@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 104. Follow her on Twitter at @morestacy and on Facebook. Circle Stacy Wescoe on .

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