Pa. slots revenue sets new high in March, cements state's status as No. 2 gaming market in US
PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania's 11 casinos pulled in more than $233.1 million in gross slot machine revenue last month, setting an all-time monthly high since the state's first casino opened in November 2006 and cementing the state's status as the nation's second-largest gambling market.
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