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Pa. October gaming revenue up overall

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Table games revenue in Pennsylvania was up about 9.5 percent in October in addition to a slight increase in slots revenue last month that bucked the recent trend, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said.

The amount of money generated in the commonwealth by people playing casino slot machines, which produce more money than table games, has fallen for the most part in the past year when comparing each month with the prior-year period.

The slight increase for October coupled with the bump for table games to about $60.6 million, the board said today, led to an overall gross gaming revenue increase of about 2.4 percent last month.

The board reports table game results later than slots figures, which went up in October by about 0.3 percent to nearly $189 million with the help of a new facility that opened this summer.

The commonwealth taxes slots and table games revenue at 12 casinos and uses include property-tax reduction and supporting the state’s horse-racing industry, fire companies, a statewide water and sewer project grant program, and the state’s general fund, according to a news release.

Write to the Editorial Department at editorial@cpbj.com

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