In the month of August, the Poker Rooms in Pennsylvania State raked $4.0 million as per the figures stated by the Gaming Control Board of the state.
About 226 poker tables were present across states between 10 poker rooms. The state has brick and mortar casinos that were 12 in numbers and 2 of they do not have traditional poker games. The casinos altogether paid $691000 towards state taxes on the rake of 4.9 million. This rake remained unchanged starting from July and slightly down from $5 million raked in 2015. There was the inclusion of 2 tables in the state every year.
The poker market in the state of Pennsylvania has experienced good growth. This is mainly because the casinos accounted $58.4 million in the revenue of poker towards the end of fiscal year of 2015/16 in June. The figures were a bit high from $56.5million in rake accumulated in fiscal year 2014/15 for poker. The poker revenue in Pennsylvania in the month of August was relatively better in comparison with New Jersey as it raked $4.5 million. New Jersey had earned $2 million through online poker and the lawmakers of Pennsylvania are focusing on the legalization of online poker this year. (more…)