The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported Monday on its website that total revenue generated through the play of slot machines at Pennsylvania casinos during February was down 9.2 percent compared to the amount generated a year ago. This adds to the 1.19 percent decline reported in January.
According to the board's report, this February's gross revenue at the eleven operating casinos from slot machine play was $195,945,210 compared to $215,687,739 of gross revenue in February 2012. Tax revenue generated in February of this year just from slot machine play was $105,113,514.
Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie experienced the biggest drop in revenue, from $13,917,505.65 in 2012 to $10,003,663.53 in 2013, a decline of 28 percent.
The board noted that gross revenue from slot machine gaming in February 2013 was produced over a 28-day period, while February 2012 was a 29-day "Leap Year" month.
In January, gross revenue from slot machine play was $188,244,599 compared to $190,517,561 in January 2012.
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