Pennsylvania Casino Industry Posts Record Revenues

Sands Bethlehem, which grabbed the lion’s share of Pennsylvania’s record table game haul, but missed out general to its closest rival, Parx Casino.

Pennsylvania’s casinos reported the very best leads to their nine-year history for the 12 months ending June 30, 2016. According to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, revenue from slots and dining table games topped $3.2 billion for the period, toppling the previous record by $86 million. Year table games revenue alone was $839 million, up nearly 8 percent on last.

Sheldon Adelson’s Sands Bethlehem is the biggest casino in the state and, as expected, it took the lion’s share of table games income, some $228.1 million, up 12.4 percent year-on-year, and dwarfing its closest competitor, Parx Casino, which took $155 million.

Rogue Chip Smuggler

Sands achieved this impressive figure, incidentally, despite the revelation that one of many casino’s dining table game supervisors was charged today with removing high-domination chips from the casino secreted inside her bra.

Local woman Brandy Micheli-Cheatham, 44, ended up being spotted by eagle-eyed security staff stuffing six chips that are purple each worth $500, into her underclothing. She admitted towards the crime after being apprehended by casino staff that has initially figured she ended up being just happy to see them.

Despite all the exciting distractions down at the Sands, Adelson’s joint was not the surface of the list fo