HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania -- The play of table games at Commonwealth casinos during February generated nearly eight million dollars in tax revenue according to figures posted today on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s web site.
With an average of 1,049 tables in operation statewide on a daily basis during February, gross revenue from the play of all table games was $55,348,241, producing $7,987,252 in tax revenue.
This month’s gross table games revenue was $1,208,697 lower than in February 2012 when revenue totaled $56,556,939, a 2.1% decrease.
The Board noted with these figures that February 2012 was a leap year month resulting in an extra day of casino play. The Board also noted that the 11 casinos operated with an average of 1,049 tables on the gaming floor in February of this year compared to 977 tables last February when 10 casino were in operation.
Coupled with figures on slot machine revenue released earlier this month, overall gross revenue from both slots and tables was $251,293,452 this February compared to $272,244,678 in February of last year, a decrease of 7.7%.
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