Tax revenue produced from the play of slot machines during the 12-month period ending June 30, 2011 totaled $1,283,992,674, an increase of 7.8% from the same period in 2009-10 when tax revenue was $1,190,592,416, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

To date, since the opening of the first slot machine casino at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes- Barre in November of 2006, taxes just from slot machine play have totaled nearly $4.5 billion.

The Board also reported that in June of this year, the 10 operating casinos generated $105,108,842 in tax revenue from slot machine play, an 8.1% increase compared to June 2010.

There was also a slight uptick in the measurement of revenue from slot machines for just the nine casinos operating in June 2011 that were also open for the full month of June 2010. That increase was 0.49% with $179,455,046 generated this year compared to $178,585,463 in June of last year.