Pennsylvania Table Games Show Impressive Growth for 2017

Pennsylvania Table Games

Earlier this month, revenue figures for Pennsylvania slots were released for the month of December. This week, the Pennsylvania Gambling Control Board followed those figures up with a report on table games for the month, along with a summary of how casinos did on the year.

Table game gross revenue outperformed slots on the month with a 5.52% overall growth rate from last December. Lady Luck, Parx Casino and Valley Forge were some casinos with notable games during the month while Presque Isle Downs, Mohegan Sun Pocono and Hollywood Casino showed the biggest declines.

The $890 million figure for Pennsylvania’s table games represents approximately 27.6% of total gaming revenue for the year. This compares to 2016 when the table games represented 26.6% of overall revenue.

Below is a detailed account of how each of Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos performed on the month, along with how the casinos stacked up for the year.

Top Pennsylvania Casinos By Table Game Revenue
CasinoDecember 2017 Gross Table Games Revenue% Change2017 Gross Table Games Revenue% Change
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem$21,069,11910.83%$243,170,9025.66%
Parx Casino$15,410,42017.75%$178,297,13810.18%
SugarHouse Casino$10,791,8116.16%$119,869,5722.9%
Rivers Casino$6,143,2000.32%$65,796,858-4.79%
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack$5,435,355-4.49%$65,270,571-0.04%
Mohegan Sun Pocono$3,411,212-13.6%$42,413,840-6.66%
Mount Airy Casino Resort$3,355,546-7.08%$50,084,90717.61%
Valley Forge Casino Resort$3,201,21716.62%$34,419,700-7.12%
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino$2,910,039-1.64%$36,603,06716.55%
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course$2,869,421-11.32%$35,758,6414.07%
Presque Isle Downs and Casino$803,866-20.45%$14,470,503-2.65%
Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin$442,78676.3%$4,542,215-2.42%
Statewide Total$75,843,9930.0552$853,238,0554.39%

Poker Room Revenue for Pennsylvania

In other table game news, poker rooms generated $59 million for 2017, which was $500,000 more than 2016. The state’s 10 casinos that offer poker runs 230 “banking games” in operation.

In hitting nearly $60 million in revenue, Pennsylvania bested neighbors Maryland ($44.5 million) and New Jersey ($54.2) with overall poker revenue during the year, which left the state’s gaming industry pleased with Pennsylvania’s table games as they look ahead to 2018 and upcoming gambling expansion.


Author: Craig Klinski