Pa. casinos bring in record $116M in July

Pennsylvania's casinos brought in a record $116 million in slot machine tax revenue in July - an average of $3.74 million a day, the state's Gaming Control Board announced today.

The represented a 17.81 percent increase over July 2009, the state said.

The casinos gross revenue was $211 million from slot machine play.

For the eight casinos open at least a full year, there was a 5.26 percent increase last month over the comparable period.

"It is too early to gauge a trend, but Pennsylvania casinos have indicated they have experienced a significant increase in the number of visitors since table games were rolled out in mid-July," Kevin O'Toole, Gaming Control Board executive director, said in a release.    - Roslyn Rudolph