Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Pa. table-game revenue rises for May

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. (File photo)
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. (File photo)

Thanks to a strong gain by Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, gamblers lost 1.7 percent more playing table games at Pennsylvania casinos in May than they did a year ago, excluding Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, which opened last July.

Including Lady Luck, revenue was up 2.3 percent, to $64.2 million in May. Revenue at Sands, which added 17 tables, was up 12 percent.

Parx Casino and SugarHouse Casino posted gains, but Harrah's Philadelphia and Valley Forge Casino reported declines.

The biggest drop was reported by Meadows Racetrack & Casino, near Pittsburgh, where table games revenue fell $1.23 million, or nearly 30 percent.

Meadows is under and agreement of sale for $465 million to Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc. - Harold Brubaker

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