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Parx top Pennsylvania casino, Hollywood Casino playing without a full deck

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Parx top Pennsylvania casino, Hollywood Casino playing without a full deck
Pennsylvania
casinos reported gains in both slots and table game revenue in September.

Figures released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board showed overall casino gaming revenue of just under $261m in the month of September, 2.9% higher than the same month last year. Slots revenue rose 2.4% to $192.1m. while table game revenue improved 4.35% to $68.8m.

Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment’s Parx Casino earned top honors in September, with a combined slots/table take of $45.9m, up 10% from September 2015. The sum was enough to see off Las Vegas Sands’ Sands Bethlehem property, which nudged up 1.2% to a little less than $44.2m.

Sands Bethlehem is the state’s undisputed table game king of kings, having earned $19.4m in September compared to just $14.1m at Parx. But Parx reported its September slots total rising 6% to $31.8m while Sands Bethlehem’s slots grew cold in September, falling less than 1% to $24.7m.

Meanwhile, the PGCB issued its latest casino operator fine earlier this month, and in a rare display of responsibility, Sands Bethlehem wasn’t accused of serving underage gamblers, thus allowing its owner Sheldon Adelson the temporary moral high ground to continue donating tens of millions of dollars to elect a xenophobic sexual predator to the highest office in the land. But we digress…

The casino earning the PGCB’s ire this month was the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. The PGCB dinged the property $10k for allowing action at one of its poker tables to continue for three hours despite the deck in play containing one duplicate card and one missing card. If that missing card was the joker, we could suggest certain political rallies at which you might find it…

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