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February 04, 2015

Slots revenues at Pa. casinos up in January

Casinos Revenues
02042015_sugarhouse_slots_AP Matt Rourke/AP

Slot machines line the gaming floor at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia.

Slot machine revenues at state casinos rose year-over-year in January by more than five percent, even though less machines were operating on average.

The 12 casinos, including five local facilities, reported total gross revenue of $180,963,004 generated from the play of slot machines, compared to $171,786,456 in January 2015, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Tax revenue in January of this year was $96,476,806.  

Gross revenue for each of the casinos operating in January 2015 is as follows, with the percentage change reflected for those casinos that were operating in January of both years. 

The average number of slot machines operating throughout Pennsylvania was 26,355 in January 2015 compared to 26,606 in January 2014.

Here's how the Philadelphia area casinos fared in January:

Parx Casino brought in $29,894,105.37, an increase of 10.97 percent over January 2014.

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack, $17,175,204.39, for an increase of 6.59 percent.

SugarHouse Casino, $13,721,473.62, a 4.51 percent year-over-year rise.

Valley Forge Casino Resort, $6,203,535.82, an increase of 16.98 percent.

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