Pa. casino table games revenue down in February

SugarHouse Casino posted a 17 percent decline in table games revenue last month, but it wasn't because of a lack of gamblers, management said.

Revenue from table games fell 17 percent at SugarHouse Casino in Fishtown last month, compared to the year before, but it wasn't because of a lack of gamblers, general manager Wendy Hamilton said Thursday.

"SugarHouse's table volume year-over-year and in February was actually up," Hamilton said. "Our players just had a very lucky month, which is even more reason to stop by in March."

SugarHouse's revenue from poker, blackjack, and other table games was $7.6 million, down from $9.2 million last year, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported.

Statewide, table games revenue fell 2.8 percent, to $66.2 million last month, from $68.2 million last year. Last February was in a leap year and had an extra day.

Valley Forge Casino Resort had a steep, 31 percent decline in table games revenue, to $2.3 million this year from $3.2 million a year ago. Managers of the King of Prussia property did not provide a comment.

Also locally, Parx Casino's table games revenues were up 2.8 percent, to $13.6 million. In Chester, Harrah's Philadelphia posted a 7.4 percent gain, to $5.4 million.

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