So what do we know then? Below is the latest update on (slots only) revenues at the two local casinos. Sure looks like the introduction of table games has had a big positive spinoff impact on slots revenues. Not! In fact, it looks like reveues at the Rivers Casino have mostly declined since table games started. Total wagers for the last reported week of $59 million at Rivers is the lowest total slots revenue at the casino since... have to scroll pretty far down.. the week ending February 14th of this year. When was the blizzard? Winter is coming again I hear. If they are not flush this time of year then??? Also the latest week has one of the biggest gaps in some time of Rivers below Meadows in slots revenues. What that means I dunno?
What gives? Table games seem not have had any palpable positive impact on slots revenues thus far. Whether table games revenues offset that loss is just not something we know yet. Seems like someone ought to be asking. Given the library situation it is already a matter of public policy and not just a biz issue for the greater ownership group down there.
I say it's time to start marketing directly to all those Marcellus Shale workers. I see the advertising motif now. Don't go home when on break, Pittsburgh has a casino vacation for you. Maybe offer a discount for those who can prove they are frac'ers.