November 17, 2022 4:44 PM
The trend of PA casinos reducing the number of slot machines on their floors continues. Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is the latest casino to share their plan to remove almost 100 of the games.
Like the other casinos that have done so, Rivers management cited simple economics and guest comfort as the rationale. But concerns over PA’s unregulated “skill based” game machines continue to be part of the conversation.
At the PA Gaming Control Board meeting on Nov. 16, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh requested approval for removing 97 of their machines, pointing to three main reasons to remove them.
- Game manufacturers have stopped supporting the hardware and software on the machines.
Newer machines are larger and taller, so the casino needs space to create openness and maintain sight lines on the gaming floor.
It costs the casino money to continue maintaining the under-performing machines.