Casinos in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania residents benefit greatly by having casinos in the state. Per reports from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control, for every $1 bet on a slot machine, 55 cents of that bet goes directly to the state. This money helps improve the economy, provide towns with revenue, and reduce school and property taxes for all homeowners. In 2011, the revenue brought in by casinos helped eliminate school taxes for thousands of Pennsylvania's senior citizens. It also reduced homeowners property tax bills by an average of $200 a year. Casinos with racetracks also help fund equine breeding programs throughout the state.