Pennsylvania casino revenue hits record high in 2015-16

Revenue from slot machines and table games was $86 million above the previous record high, in the 2012-13 fiscal year

In this April 17, 2015 photo, a dealer counts chips during a game of roulette at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. Moody's Investors Service said in a report Monday, Nov. 30, it expects the eight new casinos that will be opening in the region over the next three years will further stress business in Atlantic City, where four of the 12 gambling halls went out of business in 2014. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Revenue from Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos hit a record high in the just-completed fiscal year, as dollars lost by gamblers rose 3.6 percent.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Monday revenue from slot machines and table games exceeded $3.2 billion in the 12 months ending June 30.

That was $86 million above the previous record high, in the 2012-13 fiscal year. It was $112 million above last fiscal year.

Slots revenue of nearly $2.4 billion was up 2.3 percent for the year. Table games revenue of $839 million was up nearly 8 percent.

Seven casinos saw increases in both categories. Only Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in suburban Harrisburg saw declines in both categories.

The gambling board estimates combined tax revenue for the year was $1.4 billion, the second-highest ever.

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