More slots woes at Harrah's
The state Gaming Control Board posted their slots revenue numbers from December, and the Chester facility is the only one of 10 operating casinos in the state to show a deficit in slots.
Don’t shed any tears for Harrah’s. They still took in more than $20 million, but that’s down 14 percent from the $24 million they raked in the same month the year before.
It’s pretty clear Harrah’s is suffering from the opening of SugarHouse Casino along the Philly waterfront, as well as Parx, the swank new parlor at Philly Park in Bucks County. Both are located on the same I-95 corridor as Harrah’s Chester.
Harrah’s still ranks second among the state’s 10 casinos for slots revenue, trailing only kingpin Parx. But Parx posted an 8.8 percent spike in revenue, more than $28 million.
Sands Casino in Bethlehem posted a whopping 20 percent spike in revenue, to come in third.
Other casino gains ranged from 29 percent at Rivers Casino to 2.4 percent at the Meadows. But all were in the black. Only Harrah’s Chester was in the red.
The folks at Harrah’s are doing well when it comes to table games, but it appears they have their work cut out for them when it comes to reinvigorating their slots play.