Pennsylvania casino profits soar

Despite general economic instability for casinos and online casinos in the USA, casinos in the state of Pennsylvania enjoyed a 4.4 percent increase last year.

Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board released a summary of 2012’s numbers. Among the information given out was the fact that Pennsylvania collected a whopping $3.16 billion in casino revenue in total during 2012.

This comes in comparison to the $3.1 billion collected the year before, showing a significant spike in casino revenue of 4.4 percent in 2012.

Most of this money seems to have been made through slot games played, which brought in $2.5 billion in total for the state last year. This comes in comparison with the $687-odd million brought in by table games such as Roulette and Blackjack.

Authorities and casino games experts are unsure of what caused the dramatic increase for Philadelphia when many other states have experienced drastic shortfalls as compared to 2011. However, the perceived instability due to ongoing attempts to change legislation in many states to outlaw online ‘sweepstakes’ or video poker-style games are believed to have helped to contribute to general drop in revenue for casinos and online casinos throughout the USA.