February 7, 2017

Mount Airy casino revenue down almost nine percent in 2016

HARRISBURG The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported that the gross total gaming revenue combining slot machines and table games exceeded $3.2 billion in calendar year 2016.

While slot machine revenue was slightly down in 2016 from 2015, the Board reported that table games revenue reached a record high this past year. That amount helped propel overall gaming revenue to the highest calendar year figure since legalized casino gaming began in Pennsylvania, $3,213,422,178 or 1.25% higher than in 2015.  It also marked the sixth straight calendar year in which the total casino revenue figure topped $3 billion.

Revenue at Mount Airy Casino Resort, in Monroe County, was down in 2016, by off 8.58%, compared to 2015. Total Mount Airy revenue last year was just under $42.6 million.

After 10 full years of legalized casino gaming in Pennsylvania, total gross gaming revenue generated since the first casino opened in late 2006 now totals nearly $26 billion.

Tax revenue in 2016 from the combined play of slot machines and table games was $1,387,831,349*. Revenue returned to Pennsylvania in the form of taxes and license fees since the first casino opening is approximately $13.3 billion.

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