Slot machines at Wookey Hole Caves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Editor’s note: PottsVegas never happened but evidently other communities have embraced casinos! King of Prussia wasn’t too good for a casino!
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.
The slots totals released Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board include revenue from two test nights and one day of operations at the state’s 11th casino, Valley Forge Casino Resort, which opened Saturday. Overall, the figures broke the previous monthly record of $218.3 million set in July, and they represent an 8.5 percent increase over March 2011.
Potts Vegas never materialized but it appears slot machines will be making their way into the Valley Forge Convention Center after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved their casino license.
Six-hundred slot machines and fifty gaming tables are planned for the convention center. Upper Merion Township supervisors have already approved this plan. No date for the completion of the project was announced but officials are looking to get this up and running ASAP.
The addition of gambling will give the Valley Forge Convention Center another means to attract customers and make the convention center more of a destination.
Limerick Township turned down a casino but Upper Merion Township is certainly embracing it.
As of this coming weekend I am taking a hiatus from FarmVille. I do not have the time for two imaginary farms; just one. Too much going on now that summer is coming to and end. So after Labor Day weekend the FarmVille fields will lie fallow until some distant date in the future. Just Farmtown for now.