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Hollywood Casino down big in July table game revenue

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No casino in the state saw nearly the drain in table game revenue year-to-year for July than Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, according to statistics released from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

The table game take at the Dauphin County casino dropped about 22 percent, from $3.1 million in July 2013 to $2.4 million in July 2014.

The next-closest drop was Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County, which dropped from $3.8 million to $3.2 million (about 16 percent).

The state previously reported only one casino suffered a month-to-month dip higher than Hollywood Casino in slot revenue in July when it slumped 7.24 percent.

Mount Airy, however, lost more money per table than Hollywood Casino in July. The Poconos resort added seven tables between July 2013 and July 2014 and had an average per-table loss of 23.9 percent. Hollywood Casino added just one table, and had a loss of 23 percent per table.

Parx Casino at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack both lost about 4.5 percent year-to-year.

Overall, the take for table games at the state’s 12 casinos was up almost 2 percent, from about $60 million to $61.1 million. The biggest gain came from the state’s biggest casino, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. It jumped about 11.5 percent year-to-year, from about $13 million to about $14.4 million. That came partly because of an addition of 17 tables, from 183 to 200.

The local Hollywood Casino is operated by Penn National Gaming Inc. of Wyomissing. The property is owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust and a spin-off of Penn National.

Michael Sadowski

Michael Sadowski

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