The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported that revenue from slot machines was up in January, year over year, despite the giant winter storm that hit the state.
The top level slot figures
The PGCB report indicated that gross revenue from slots at Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos was up 2.1% from January 2015.
Revenue hit $184.8 million this past month, up about $4 million, year over year. Slots generated about $181 million for the same time period last year. Tax revenue for the state checked in at $98.7 million.
Slot revenue was actually up about five percent across the state before the storm hit, and some of the gains were given back, as traffic at the casinos was down.
According to the PGCB, there were actually 100 fewer active slot machines this year compared to last year.
The big slot winners
Parx Casino led the way with nearly $31 million in total revenue, an increase of more than three percent.
But several casinos did better, percentage-wise, year over year:
- Mount Airy Casino Resort had the biggest jump — 11 percent — with revenues at $11.1 million.
- Mohegan Sun Pocono did $17.7 million in revenue, an increase of more than 10 percent over January 2015.
- The Meadows Racetrack and Casino pulled in $17.5 million, just under a 10 percent increase.
Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin had the worst month of any casino, down more than 8 percent.