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by Michael J. Shapiro | September 29, 2010

Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board released revenue figures last week for the first full month of legalized table games at the state’s nine casinos. The venues took in a combined $34.6 million in revenue from the table games alone for the month of August, which translated to more than $4.8 million in state tax money. Leading the pack was Parx Casino, in Bensalem, Pa., with more than $6.3 million in gross revenue, followed by Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack, with $5.9 million, and Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, with nearly $4.3 million. The fact that the top three grossing casinos are all in the eastern part of the state could be significant for nearby gambling destinations such as Atlantic City.