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Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Reports March Sports Wagering Revenue

George Miller

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Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Reports March Sports Wagering Revenue
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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site March’s Sports Wagering Report.

The report encompasses the full month returns from:

  • Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
  • SugarHouse Casino
  • Rivers Casino
  • Parx Casino
  • South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook
  • Harrah’s Philadelphia

Additionally, it also contains partial month returns from:

  • Valley Forge Casino Resort (opened March 13)
  • Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook (opened March 14)

The monthly report provides a breakdown of the total handle collected, gross revenue, and taxes paid to the Commonwealth.

Casino

Handle

Revenue

Tax

Rivers Casino

$11,901,967

$1,344,398

$483,983

SugarHouse Casino

$9,223,827

$1,237,301

$445,428

Parx Casino

$7,965,932

$984,339

$354,362

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$5,337,483

$521,864

$187,871

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$3,794,014

$326,752

$117,631

South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook

$3,550,264

$534,253

$192,331

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,047,998

$449,597

$161,855

Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook

$706,089

$120,836

$43,501

Statewide Total

$44,527,574

$5,519,340

$1,986,962

Tax revenue generated:

  • State Tax (34% of adjusted gross revenue): $1,876,576
  • Local Share Assessment (2% of adjusted gross revenue): $110,386

 

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry, including sports wagering offered currently at eight locations. The oversight also includes other new gaming initiatives, expected to be launched in the coming months, which were created through Act 42 of 2017, an amendment to the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act.

The Commonwealth’s casino industry currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ over 16,000 people and annually generate approximately $1.4 billion in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to Pennsylvania homeowners.

Additional information about both the PGCB’s gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Compliance Updates

PA Commonwealth Court Rules Pennsylvania Skill Video Game Machines are Slot Machines

Niji Narayan

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PA Commonwealth Court Rules Pennsylvania Skill Video Game Machines are Slot Machines
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The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that the video game machines manufactured and distributed by the company POM under the name “Pennsylvania Skill” are considered “slot machines” under Pennsylvania law.

“With this decision, we urge the Pennsylvania State Police, the Office of Attorney General, police departments and District Attorneys across the state to enforce Pennsylvania law to halt the proliferation of thousands of illegal Pennsylvania Skill slot machines now in convenience stores, bars, restaurants and other establishments in communities across the state,” Thomas C. Bonner, Group VP / Legal & Chief Counsel for Parx Casino said.

“We know that illegal slot machines and full-blown illegal casinos are popping up all over Pennsylvania. We know that minors are gambling, and we know that the state Lottery is losing tens of millions of dollars that should be going to our seniors because of these illegal machines. It’s time to confiscate these machines and put these illegal casinos out of business,” Bonner added.

The Commonwealth Court’s clarification that the “Pennsylvania Skill” games are “slot machines” under Pennsylvania law provides concrete and clear legal justification for law enforcement at the state and local levels to confiscate such machines and prosecute those responsible for manufacturing, distributing, leasing, or owning these machines.

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TCSJOHNHUXLEY Enters into Asset Purchase Agreement with GPI

Niji Narayan

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TCSJOHNHUXLEY Enters into Asset Purchase Agreement with GPI
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Live table game developer TCSJOHNHUXLEY has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Gaming Partners International (GPI) that will see TCSJOHNHUXLEY acquire all operating assets related to GPI’s casino furniture, layouts and accessories businesses in the North American market.

This transaction is expected to strengthen TCSJOHNHUXLEY’s market leadership in this area, while allowing GPI to focus on its core competence in casino security equipment, such as playing cards, currency and dice.

The transition began on November 20, and subject to closing conditions, the deal is expected to close by the end of the year, or in January 2020.

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IGT Rolls Out PlaySports Betting Platform in Oregon

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IGT Rolls Out PlaySports Betting Platform in Oregon
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The Mill Casino in Oregon has installed International Game Technology PLC’s IGT PlaySports platform. Patrons of Mill Casino can now place a range of sports wagers over the counter or via PlaySports kiosks.

“We are extremely pleased to be the only casino in Southern Oregon to provide our guests access to the excitement of sports betting through IGT’s PlaySports technology. This new option perfectly complements our slots and table games offering and gives our customers even more reasons to visit our waterfront destination,” Terri Porcaro, CEO of The Mill Casino said.

“Enabling The Mill Casino in Oregon to offer world-class sports betting experiences is another important milestone in the expansion of IGT’s position in the U.S. sports betting market. The solution’s market-readiness and proven capacity to seamlessly process high volumes of bets across devices and channels continues to differentiate IGT PlaySports in the market and has helped fuel its expansion into 11 U.S. states,” Enrico Drago, Senior VP of IGT PlayDigital said.

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