Pennsylvania Gaming Board: Wagering Up 3 Percent In 2017

A report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board indicates wagering on horse racing was up 3 percent in the state for 2017, finishing at more than $700 million from six racetracks.

The Pittsburgh Business Times reported taxes generated by slot machine play in the state hit $239 million, some of which goes into purses, health benefits for backstretch workers, and the state breeding program.

A full copy of the report also showed the number of Thoroughbreds competing dropped about 4 percent, while the number of Thoroughbred starts remained relatively constant at 28,650. Purses decreased 5 percent from 2016 to 2017, totaling $173 million.

Read more at the Pittsburgh Business Times

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