The state gaming commission has reported that Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos saw an overall revenue increase of 0.7 percent for the 2017-2018 fiscal year over the prior fiscal year.
At the same time, the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem saw a slight dip in slot revenue and the Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono saw a greater than average increase. The fiscal year ended on June 30.
All totaled, Pennsylvania’s casinos took in more than $2.35 billion in slot revenue, which is approximately $16 million higher than the $2.34 billion in slot revenue generated during the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
The Sands, which had the second highest gross slot machine revenue after Parx Casino in Bensalem, took in $302 million in slot revenue as compared to $304 million in 2016-2017. That was a 0.69 percent decrease.
Mount Airy had a 3.36 increase in slot revenue – taking in $147 million for 2017-2018 as compared to $142 million the year prior.
However, both of the resorts saw a better June this year when compared to last June in terms of slot revenue.
The Sands had a 2.84 percent increase to $25 million from $24 million the prior June.
Mount Airy had a 5.59 percent increase to $13 million from $12 million the prior June.
The commission said to date, since the opening of the first casino in November 2006, revenue from slot machine play has totaled $24.8 billion, resulting in a tax generation of $13.3 billion.