April slots revenue up slighlty from 2011 in Pa.

    Pennsylvania gaming officials say slot machine revenue was up slightly last month from the year before, but there were signs of slowdown in the industry’s rapid growth.

    The Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday that Pennsylvania’s 11 casinos brought in $214.1 million in gross revenue last month, up 1.3 percent from the same period the year before.
    The latest figures, however, include the first full month of revenue from Valley Forge Casino Resort, which opened March 31. Without that revenue, the other casinos’ revenue fell slightly from the year before.

    SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia showed the most growth, up 7.5 percent. Meanwhile, Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack in neighboring Chester fell 7.6 percent.

    Hollywood casino near Harrisburg declined 5.6 percent. Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie was down 6.6 percent.

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