Pennsylvania is now second only to Las Vegas, Nevada in gambling revenue. Is this something we want our state to achieve? What does this mean for the people of Pennsylvania? That we’re better at losing our money than those in neighboring New Jersey?
Pennsylvania’s 10 casinos raked in $3.02 billion in gross revenue in 2011, up 21.6 percent from the previous year. That was enough to edge out New Jersey, which reported $2.95 billion in revenues, a 9.5 percent decrease from 2010. Both figures exclude freebies that casinos use to attract gamblers.