HARRISBURG, PA-A sharp increase in table game revenue at theParx Casino helped boost overall revenues at the12 Pennsylvania casinos to almost $60 million in July, a 6.1%increase from a year earlier.

Table game revenue at the Parx Casino shot up from approximately$7.9 million in July 2012 to $11.07 million in July 2013, accordingto a report released on Monday by the Pennsylvania GamingControl Board. The Parx Casino took the number two spotoverall in terms of table game revenue, behind the SandsCasino Resort in Bethlehem with had a take last month of$12,950,101, a slight increase from approximately $12.5 million inJuly 2012.

The report shows $8.6 million in tax revenue was generated fromtable games last month at Pennsylvania casinos. Coupled withfigures on slot machine revenue released earlier this month,overall gross revenue from both slots and tables was $264,860,050this July, 1.7% lower than last year's total gross revenue of$269,354,774.

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