April 29, 2016 |
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board fined SugarHouse Casino $48,000 for allowing individuals on exclusion lists to gamble in the Fishtown property. Three individuals on the state's self-exclusion list for problem gamblers were allowed to gamble - one for nearly five hours at table games - before they were caught and removed. Those incidents resulted in a $33,000 fine. Separately, two individuals banned from casinos by state regulators for being professional offenders or cheats were allowed to play poker at SugarHouse for two and a half hours.
October 2, 2015 |
SugarHouse Casino announced three job fairs this month to help fill the 500 jobs it expects to add after it completes its $164 million expansion around the end of the year. The fairs are scheduled on the following dates: Saturday in the Macy's Court at Cherry Hill Mall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 13 in Room 118 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Oct. 27 in the Winnet Student Life Building at the Community College of Philadelphia from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. SugarHouse, which recently celebrated its five-year anniversary, employed 1,224 at the end of June, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
August 20, 2015
AS THE CLOCK ticks down to September with a state budget crisis showing no signs of resolution, we can imagine the panic taking hold in school districts around the state - and Philadelphia's is no exception. Of course, late-August panic is nothing new to the School District of Philadelphia. For years, the gap between unresolved budgets and opening day of school has created an atmosphere of unrelenting crisis that distracts from the priority of how to best educate our children. This year's crisis is a battle between Gov. Wolf and a Republican-dominated state Legislature, who remain far apart on big issues such as pension reform, education funding and shale tax. A few weeks ago, we urged patience for the budget process, since these battles represent a shift from the status quo. But time is now wasting.
April 18, 2015 |
Pennsylvania's 12 casinos in March brought in $69.8 million in revenue from table games, the industry's highest total since table games started in July 2010, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported. The total was 2.7 percent higher than last year. March table games revenue was down 4.7 percent at the four casinos in the Philadelphia area, to $29.4 million from $30.8 million, compared to a year ago. Harrah's Philadelphia, in Chester, and Valley Forge Casino, in Upper Merion Township, had double-digit percentage declines, while revenue rose at Parx and SugarHouse, data from the Gaming Board showed.
March 5, 2015 |
Revenue from slot machines at four Philadelphia-area casinos climbed 4.8 percent in February, to $69.3 million from $66.1 million last year. At the state's other eight casinos, slot revenue was down 1 percent, to $113.9 million from $115 million. Three of four Philadelphia-area casinos - Parx in Bensalem, SugarHouse in Philadelphia, and Valley Forge in Upper Merion - posted gains in the month, with Parx accounting for nearly two thirds of the gain locally. Harrah's Philadelphia, in Chester, had a decline of $50,650, to $17.96 million.
April 18, 2014 |
Gamblers lost $67.93 million playing poker and other table games at Pennsylvania casinos last month, the highest total since table games began in July 2010, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday. The total was $551,490 more than the figure for March 2013, the previous high. Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, which has been up for sale for nearly a year, continued to hold the top spot in table games, with $15.3 million in revenue, slightly less than the figure a year ago. The biggest gain in dollars was registered by SugarHouse, which logged a $825,555 increase in table games revenue.
May 3, 2012 |
April slots revenue at Pennsylvania's 11 casinos rose 1.3 percent to $214.1 million from a year ago, thanks largely to the opening of Valley Forge Casino Resort on March 31. Excluding the new casino in King of Prussia, slot revenue would have been down 0.6 percent year-over-year, but last month also had one less Friday and one less Saturday than April 2011. SugarHouse, on Penn's Landing, had the highest growth percentage, up 7.5 percent last month from last year, while Harrah's Chester — which is being renamed Harrah's Philadelphia — posted the largest decrease at 7.6 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, which released the figures Wednesday.
April 4, 2012 |
PENNSYLVANIA'S 11 casinos pulled in more than $233.1 million in gross slot-machine revenue last month, setting an all-time monthly high since the state's first casino opened in November 2006 and cementing the state's status as the nation's second-largest gambling market. The slots totals released Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board include revenue from two test nights and one day of operations at the state's 11th casino, Valley Forge Casino Resort, which opened Saturday.
February 2, 2012
Slot machines at Pennsylvania's 10 casinos generated $190.5 million in gross revenue last month, up 7.4 percent from January 2011, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The board said it was the 11th time in the last 12 months that slots revenue showed a year-over-year increase. Leading the pack was Parx in Bensalem, which generated $31.6 million, up 8.8 percent from a year ago; Sands Bethlehem Casino came second at $22.5 million, up 13.6 percent; and Rivers in Pittsburgh rounded out the Top 3 with $21.9 million, up 8.4 percent.
January 12, 2012 |
The $132.5 million Valley Forge Casino Resort is on target to open this spring, president and chief executive officer Sal Scheri told members of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday. "Construction is progressing on schedule, and we're excited to see the casino start to take shape," Scheri said. The assurance was part of his team's petition to the gaming board for a license to install table games at the new facility - which the hearing in King of Prussia centered on. Under the state's gambling law, the Montgomery County casino will be allowed up to 600 slot machines.