Pa. Slot Machines See a Slump

The State Gaming Commission has cited out-of-state competition as a reason for the decline.

The Parx Casino in Bensalem. (Patch file photo)
The Parx Casino in Bensalem. (Patch file photo)

Revenue from state slot machines fell slightly in 2013, according to new figures released last week.

Slot machine revenue fell 3.5 percent, from $2.47 billion to $2.38 billion, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported

A spokesman for the State Gaming Commission cited out-of-state casino competition among the reasons for the decline, noting that casinos recently opened in Ohio and Maryland.

Despite the decline, slot machines in Pennsylvania still generated $1.3 billion in taxes for the state, the Inquirer said.

Pennsylvania is the No. 2 slots revenue generator in the country, second only to Nevada.


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