Casino revenues in Pennsylvania are up over a year ago even in these recessionary times. Atlantic city and Las Vegas may be hurting but don’t tell that to Pennsylvania’s casino and their slot machine business. Revenues in February 2009 rose 14 % over the same period last year.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reports that the combined gross revenue for the casinos was $126 million. This was an increase of $16 million over last February’s numbers.
Leading the casinos was Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with a 43.5 % increase to $17.8 million.
Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Poconos registered a 31.5 % increase up to $15.2 million.
The Meadows Casino in the Pittsburgh area was up 20 % to $20.5 million.
It looks like Pennsylvanians love to gamble and especially love the slots. The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is waiting with excitement to join the club of successful casinos when it goes online on May 22, 2009.