April slots revenue at Pennsylvania's 11 casinos rose 1.3 percent to $214.1 million from a year ago, thanks largely to the opening of Valley Forge Casino Resort on March 31.
Excluding the new casino in King of Prussia, slot revenue would have been down 0.6 percent year-over-year, but last month also had one less Friday and one less Saturday than April 2011.
SugarHouse, on Penn's Landing, had the highest growth percentage, up 7.5 percent last month from last year, while Harrah's Chester — which is being renamed Harrah's Philadelphia — posted the largest decrease at 7.6 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, which released the figures Wednesday.
Parx in Bensalem, Rivers in Pittsburgh, and Sands Bethlehem were the top three slots revenue generators.
— Suzette Parmley