Tables game revenue at the 11 Pennsylvania casinos surged to $54 million last month, an increase of more than $15.5 million from a year ago, or about 40 percent.

Tables generated tax revenue of more than $8.7 million, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, under a 16 percent tax rate on their revenue.

Last month's top revenue generator was Parx Casino in Bensalem, which grossed $10.6 million from 183 tables.

SugarHouse, in Philadelphia, with 53 tables, came in third at $7 million in table games revenue, and Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack, with 121 tables, was fourth at $6.5 million. There were 946 table games, such as poker and blackjack, in operation throughout the state, up from 745 a year earlier.    - Suzette Parmley