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February 17, 2015

Pa. table games revenue up 12.5 percent in January

Casinos Revenues
02172015_harrahs_AP.jpg Matt Rourke, File/AP

People play table games at Harrah's casino in Chester, Pa.

Revenue from table games play at state casinos was $66 million in January, a 12.5 percent increase year-over-year. 

At the 12 casinos, including four in the Philadelphia region, revenue in January 2015 was $66 million, compared to $58.7 million in January 2014, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Tax revenues of $9.5 million was generated from table games last month.

Combined revenue from the play of slot machines and tables games during January was $247 million, an increase of 7.2 percent over the January 2014 total of $230.5 million.

The report shows that all the Philly-area casinos, except for SugarHouse, significant lagged the average increase in gross table-game revenues. Here's how the Philadelphia-area casinos fared in January:

Parx Casino (154 tables) brought in $10,826,804, an increase of 5.2 percent over January 2014.

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack (119), $6,069,524, for an increase of 6 percent.

SugarHouse Casino (84), $7,737,802, a 12.8 percent year-over-year rise.

Valley Forge Casino Resort (50), $3,231,310, an increase of 4.7 percent.

In November 2014, the Gaming Control Board awarded a license for a fifth Philly-area casino, to Stadium Casino LLP for the operation of a casino at 900 Packer Ave. in South Philadelphia.