Foxwoods Resort Casino, operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, on Thursday posted slot revenue of $34.4 million last month, down 10 percent vs.
Pennsylvania’s 12 operating casinos captured a record $3.25 billion in winnings from gamblers in 2018, up $22 million or 0.7 percent from the previous year, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday.
Revenue from table games like blackjack and roulette, which makes up about 27 percent of the combined gross revenue, decreased 1.3 percent last year.
But revenue from slot machines, the workhorses of the casino industry that generate nearly three-quarters of revenue, increased 1.4 percent, the gaming board reported earlier this month.
Parx Casino in Bensalem once again reigned as the state’s biggest-grossing casino, reporting $603 million in revenue.
It reigned again as champion in slot-machine revenue, generating $411 million in 2018, up 6 percent.
The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem reported the most revenue from table games, $222 million, down 8.7 percent.
Gross total gaming revenue grew tremendously in the six years after legalized gambling launched in Pennsylvania in 2006, surpassing $3 billion in 2011.
But in the last seven years, overall growth has been more modest, growing 7 percent without adjusting for inflation.
The woman from Hawthorne, who declined to give her name, bet $10 Saturday and won $2,481,940.75 on the Wheel of Fortune Double Sapphire Gold Spin game on her first attempt, The Press of Atlantic City reported. Just after 3pm yesterday, a Hawthorne, New Jersey woman hit the progressive jackpot on a Wheel of Fortune Double Sapphire Gold Spin game.
She hit the jackpot on her very first spin, turning her $10 bet into $2,481,940.75!
Katrina Bookman captured national attention last year when she played a "Sphinx Slot Machine" at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, and it appeared as though she'd won $43 million -- which would have been the largest jackpot ever won on the slots in U. But when Bookman came to collect her prize, a casino worker told her she hadn't actually won anything and offered her nothing but a complimentary steak dinner and $2.25. "And if so, does that mean that people that played there before [Bookman] had zero chance of winning?