In what could be characterized as shocking news, Sands Bethlehem President Mark Juliano resigned. Sands VP Brian Carr took his place at the PA casino helm.
Pennsylvania casino regulators announced slot revenues had dipped two percent over the past year, just as lawmakers were considering gambling expansion.
Sands Bethlehem contributed $1 million for an ad campaign attacking proponents of a bill that would allow video gaming terminals in certain PA businesses.
As Pennsylvania lawmakers still ponder the legalization of online casino games, online poker, and DFS, slot revenue at PA casinos continues to decline.
Pennsylvania table game revenue numbers saw a big jump in April, helping total gaming revenues increase for the second month in a row.
After five straight months in decline, Pennsylvania casino gaming revenues turned around last month, seeing an increase of 0.12 percent over March 2016.
Sheldon Adelson and the Sands Corporation seem to want out of Pennsylvania. MGM Resorts is looking for a way in. The result could be a billion-dollar sale.
Sands Bethlehem was hit with $40,000 in fines for underage gambling, while the state also renewed the license of Mount Airy Casino.
Pennsylvania casinos had a banner year, as gaming facilities in the state brought in a record $3.2 billion in revenue in 2015.
New Jersey appears set to consider an expansion of brick-and-mortar gambling in the northern part of the state, a move that would create competition for some casinos in Pennsylvania.