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Pennsylvania slots revenue falls about 9.2 percent in February

By , - Last modified: March 5, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Revenue generated from people playing slot machines last month at casinos in Pennsylvania fell more than 9 percent compared with the same month in 2012, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said.

Last year was a leap year, which contributed to higher numbers then, the board said.

All 10 of the 11 casinos in Pennsylvania open during the entire year-ago period registered declines in gross revenue, according to a news release.

If just comparing those 10 to their results last month, the decline was about 11.5 percent.

The largest decrease was at Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie County, which saw slots revenue fall more than 28 percent, according to the board.

Gross revenue at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Dauphin County was down more than 12 percent last month to about $19.5 million, the board said.

In related casino news, the board has scheduled an additional public input hearing for the awarding of a casino license available in Philadelphia, according to a news release.

The new hearing May 8 at Lincoln Financial Field is in addition to April 11 and 12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, the release stated.

The hearings provide individuals a way to voice their support or opposition to a proposal of a casino in their communities, and information compiled from the proceedings will be part of the record for the board to use in making decisions

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