It’s the beginning of a new month so that means new PA slot machine revenue numbers to scour over. During the month of April, the 12 casinos in Pennsylvania generated a total of $206,178,528 which was 0.23% higher than the same time the previous year.
The uptick represents a welcome change from previous months which has seen PA revenue slot down since 2011.
A look at the numbers
For April, Parx Casino again held the number one slot casino in Pennsylvania. The top spot was followed by Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in second place.
Casinos that performed the best from April 2017 included a couple of the smaller casinos — Valley Forge (up 9.07%) and Presque Isle Downs and Casino (up 7.22%). Parx also had a great month from the previous year, up 6.04%.
Eight of the 12 casinos had down months from April 2017 with the most notable declines from Lady Luck (-10.70%) and The Meadows Casino (-8.36%).
A complete look at PA slot machine revenue numbers for the month released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is as follows:
|Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue for April 2018|
|Casino||April 2018 Revenue||April 2017 Revenue||Percentage Change|
|Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem||$26,118,869.36||$26,385,356.77||-1.01%|
|Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course||$18,589,692.35||$18,956,449.83||-1.93%|
|The Meadows Casino||$17,747,231.61||$19,366,050.98||-8.36%|
|Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack||$17,628,809.46||$18,183,322.50||-3.05%|
|Mohegan Sun Pocono||$17,548,983.38||$18,177,124.86||-3.46%|
|Mount Airy Casino Resort||$12,646,470.36||$12,697,643.00||-0.40%|
|Presque Isle Downs and Casino||$10,223,710.10||$9,535,652.24||7.22%|
|Valley Forge Casino Resort||$8,071,088.58||$7,400,081.97||9.07%|
|Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin||$2,314,582.17||$2,591,889.93||-10.70%|
PA Slot numbers stabilize
Even with a modest increase for April, the news was seen as positive as perhaps recent declines have stopped.
Of course, another positive sign on the horizon is the launch of at least five mini casinos that have been awarded through auctions since January. These casinos are likely a couple years away, but will almost certainly be a boost to revenue when begin taking bets.