Pennsylvania: Slot Machine Revenue Up 2.7 Percent In May

Pennsylvania: Slot Machine Revenue Up 2.7 Percent In May

Revenue from slot machines at Pennsylvania casinos has jumped slightly by 2.7 percent year-on-year in May. The figures released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board indicate at a stable performance of the casinos in the state for the month of May.

The 12 casinos operating in Pennsylvania together generated $209.6 million in gross revenue in May 2019. The revenue from slot machines of the 12 casinos in the state was recorded $203,993,259 for the same period the previous year.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh was the biggest gainer posting a 12 percent year-on-year increase in revenue in May. The casino had generated $22,676,245.11 in May 2018 whereas in May 2019 the casino made $25,612,121.67.

Following suit was Body Gaming, owned and operated by the Valley Forge Casino Resort. The casino saw an 11.58 percent uptick in the gambling revenue in May. It posted $8,867,509.89 in revenue for May while for the last year the casino had generated only $7,947,054.14.

Pennsylvania is all set to launch online gambling; however, in a recent development, casinos in Pennsylvania have sought an injunction to stop ilottery games from offering services which are similar to slot-style gambling.

The lawsuit against the lottery games that resemble slot games is because the casinos fear that it could hamper their revenues from online gaming services.

The lawsuit has based its arguments on the premises that according to the current gambling regulations in the state, lotteries offering β€œgames which simulate casino-style lottery games, specifically including roulette, poker, slot machines or blackjack,” are not authorized.

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