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Weather to blame for drop in Pa. casino revenues

Published On: Mar 06 2014 09:36:41 AM EST

Winter weather to blame

HARRISBURG, Pa. -

Regulators say bad winter weather once again kept gamblers away from Pennsylvania casinos.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says revenue from slot machines in February totaled $181 million, down more than 7.5 percent.

Ten of the 11 casinos that were open in February of 2013 posted year-over-year losses.
Regulators say heavy snow and frigid temperatures likely depressed turnout.

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Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course posted the biggest loss last month, down more than 15 percent. Valley Forge Casino resort was up nearly 12 percent.