Pa. table games set revenue record

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania’s casinos have set a new monthly record for gross revenue from table games.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says the state’s 11 casinos generated $67.4 million in gross revenue from table games last month. That was up 9 percent from March 2012, when the casinos set the previous monthly record of $61.9 million.

Combined with March slots revenues announced earlier this month, total gross revenue from gaming in Pennsylvania was up 1 percent over last March, to $296.7 million.

Pennsylvania legalized gambling in 2004 and opened its first casino two years later. The casinos started with strictly slot machines, but table games were introduced in July 2010.

The state uses casino revenue to support the state budget, schools, development projects, volunteer firefighting squads, local governments and horse racing.

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