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Slot machine revenues down at Rivers, Meadows and most other state casinos

Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
The opening rounds of the Pittsburgh Poker Open poker tournament get underway at the Rivers Casino Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 11:24 a.m.
 

Two Pittsburgh-area casinos were among nine statewide that posted year-over-year revenue declines from slot machines in March, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control board said Wednesday.

The board said total revenue from slot machines at Pennsylvania casinos was $216 million in March, down 5.7 percent from a year ago and the fifth consecutive monthly revenue decline from slots. Revenue this year from nine of the state's 11 casinos that were also open in March of 2013 slid 6.7 percent.

The harsh winter weather that continued into March is believed to have played a role in the decline.

Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh's North Side took in $25.6 million from slot machines in March compared to $27.4 million a year earlier. March slots revenue at The Meadows, in Washington County, fell from $21.6 million in March 2013 to $19.9 million last month, according to figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Presque Isle Downs and Casino and Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack were the biggest losers, each down nearly 13 percent. Valley Forge Casino Resort, however, reported an 18 percent gain.

Pennsylvania's tax revenue for March from slot machines was nearly $116 million.

 

 
 


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