umbers were helped by the new Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, which generated us$ 10 million in revenue in May. Comparing the seven casinos that existed a year ago, revenue was up 10.8 %.
Slots returned us$ 98.1 million to state coffers, the Gaming Control Board said. The money will be used for local property taxes, support for the horse-racing industry and to fund economic development. A portion of the money is returned to the local and county governments that host the casinos.
In the Philadelphia area, Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack had revenue of us$ 32.8 million, a 2.5 % increase. Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack reported us$ 29.3 million in revenue, a 6.2 % decline.