Pennsylvania's 12 Casinos Generated More Than $3.2 Billion in Revenues in 2018, Setting a Record for the Most Money Earned in a Year since Gambling Was Legalized in 2006 [Derived Headline]

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Pennsylvania's 12 Casinos Generated More Than $3.2 Billion in Revenues in 2018, Setting a Record for the Most Money Earned in a Year since Gambling Was Legalized in 2006 [Derived Headline]


Cholodofsky, Rich, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Pennsylvania's 12 casinos generated more than $3.2 billion in revenues in 2018, setting a record for the most money earned in a year since gambling was legalized in 2006.

The record revenues topped the previous high, set a year earlier, by more than $21 million.

Revenue figures were released Wednesday by the state's Gaming Control Board, which said the record was reached even as money earned from table games dipped by 1.34 percent last year. Money received from slot machines generated more than 2.39 billion and offset the drop in table game revenue, the board said.

Tax revenue collected from table games and slot machine play topped $1.3 billion last year, according to the gaming board's report.

The state's casinos have generated more than 32 billion in revenue over the last 13 years. Table games, which were legalized in 2010, have accounted for $6.4 billion of that revenue.

The gaming board reported that the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, with $76 million earned, was the fourth highest grossing facility for table games in the state in 2018, behind casinos in Bethlehem, Bucks County and Philadelphia. …

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