August table games revenue up 11.1% in Pa.

    State gambling regulators say gross table games revenue was up more than 11 percent at Pennsylvania’s casinos last month.

    The Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday that the state’s 11 casinos collected a total of $59.9 million in gross revenue from table games last month.That’s an increase of 11.1 percent over the $53.9 million generated in August 2011.

    The revenue figures are boosted by play at Valley Forge Casino Resort, which opened in March and had more than $2 million in gross revenue from table games last month.

    Gross revenue was up about 7.2 percent for the period when considering only casinos open in both August 2011 and August 2012.

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    Pennsylvania legalized gaming in 2004 and the first casino opened two years later.

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