When it comes to gambling meccas, you might want to start counting Pennsylvania among them.
Pennsylvania casinos generated more tax revenue last year than those in any other state and more gross revenue than any state but Nevada, according to a national American Gaming Association report released Monday.
The “State of the States: The AGA Survey of Casino Entertainment” found that the commonwealth’s 11 casinos produced nearly $1.5 billion in tax revenue in 2012, up 2.1 percent from the previous year. Nevada placed second at $868.6 million and New York third at $822.7 million.
Pennsylvania also was first in 2011.