Jackpot

    With record slot machine winnings in 2010, Pennsylvania casinos are poised to overtake Atlantic City this year.

    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported $2.27 billion in revenue from slot machines, up 16 percent from 2009. Though the figure doesn’t quite match Atlantic City’s $2.3 billion (only through November; final numbers are due next week), the Pennsylvania slots could overtake the Shore town in 2011 if things continue to go well.

     

    The Press of Atlantic City reports the resort town suffered the results of an ugly economy last year, and if its decline continues while Pennsylvania sees more double-digit increases, the commonwealth will be in the lead.

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