Slot players lost $46 million at Pennsylvania’s 11 casinos during the week ending Nov. 25, the Gaming Control Board reported. That’s down from $46.2 million in the comparable week
last year, which was before Valley Forge resort casino opened.
The state gets 55 percent of the gross-slot revenue, or what’s left of players’ wagers after jackpots have been paid.
Statewide, the slot-payout rate is 89.94 percent since the fiscal year started July 1. For every $100 bet, the machines return an average of $89.94. Highest payout rate: 90.6 percent at Parx in Philadelphia; lowest payout rate: 89.31 percent at Hollywood Penn National.
Figures for Western Pennsylvania casinos:
Rivers; weekly slot revenue of $5.17 million, up from $4.95 million last year.
Meadows; weekly slot revenue of $4.44 million, down from $4.57 million last year.
Presque Isle in Erie; weekly slot revenue of $2.46 million, down from $3.13 million last year.
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