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PA Second Only to NV in Gambling Revenue

Pennsylvania is becoming the new Vegas -- or at least the new Atlantic City.

For the second straight year, the commonwealth's casinos are on pace to generate more gambling revenue than every other state in the union but one -- Nevada.

In 2012, the state's casinos produced $2.47 billion in slot machine revenue, based on statistics released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. That's 2.7 percent higher than in 2011 -- good news for the casinos, but not so much for the gamblers who lost the money to any of the 26,476 one-armed bandits across the state.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read full article. (link)

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