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.
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