he Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted Thursday on its web site the initial reports of revenue generated by Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at truck stops.
Two operators have thus far placed VGT’s in a total of seven truck stop establishments, with the first VGT establishment opening on August 16, 2019. Total adjusted revenue from this first opening through September 30, 2019 was $324,710. Each of the establishments operates the maximum allowed 5 machines.
Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs through September was $168,849.
Wagers reported by Marquee by Penn, who operates VGTs at Rutter’s on Susquehanna Trail in York, Rutter’s on W. Market St. in York, Rutter’s in Mifflintown, and Rutter’s in Duncansville, amounted to $2,260,942.11 in August/September. Payouts for the same period amounted to $2,034,199.52; and Gross revenue, $226,742.59
Wagers reported by Commonwealth Gaming, who operates VGTs at Emlenton Truck Plaza in Emlenton, Bald Eagle Truck Stop in McElhattan, and Snow Shoe Travel Plaza in Snow Shoe, amounted to $1,187,939.00 in August/September. Payouts for the same period amounted to $1,089,971.36; and Gross revenue, $97,967.64.
The statewide total for Wagers, Payouts and Gross revenue was $3,448,881.11, $3,124,170.88 and $324,710.23, repectively.
Under the law, up to five Video Gaming Terminals (VGT’s) can be located in eligible truck stops that must be equipped with diesel islands for fueling commercial motor vehicles, have sold an average of 50,000 gallons of diesel or biodiesel fuel each month for the last 12 months (or be projected to do so in the future), have at least 20 parking spots dedicated for commercial motor vehicles, have a convenience store, and be situated on a parcel of land at least 3 acres in size.
Future monthly reports on VGT revenue will be posted on the Board’s website during the first few days of each month.