WASHINGTON, PA - The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington County announced
it has paid out over $1 billion in payouts to winning players since opening its
new permanent casino three months ago. The new 350,000-square-foot facility
opened May 4th at a cost of $175 million. It features 3,749 slot machines, an
electronic table-games pit, restaurants and the race track.
"We are excited for our guests to have paid out over $1 billion in only our
first three months of operation," said Meadows Vice President and General
Manager Sean Sullivan.
From its opening day May 4 through August 2, The Meadows reported a payout rate
of 92.1 percent. That percentage exceeds other casinos in Western Pennsylvania
and West Virginia according to data from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
and the West Virginia lottery.
In the same timeframe Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino & Racetrack paid out
$348 million at 90 percent. Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort logged
$535 million in payouts at a rate of 90.9 percent. Erie's Presque Isle Downs &
Casino paid out $518 million at 92 percent. Although the Rivers Casino opened
only 2 weeks ago, it is operating at a slightly lower payout rate of 91.2
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