The PA Gaming Board reported Thursday the $2.3 billion in slot machine revenue collected in 2016 was just one quarter of one-percent lower than in 2015.
The 2016 report shows total revenue for 2016 at $2,360,184,122, the sixth consecutive year in which revenue has topped $2.3 billion. That amount is 0.23 percent less than slot machine revenue in 2015 when gross revenue totaled $2,365,651,659.
The highest calendar year for gross slot machine revenue occurred in 2012 when revenue was $2,470,935,317.
Tax revenue generated from slot machine gaming in 2016 was $1,259,648,414• with a significant portion of the revenue used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners, strengthening the Commonwealth’s horse racing industry, and funding economic development projects.A copy of the report is available online.