It looks like casino revenue woes are now spreading beyond the borders of West Virginia.
The state of Pennsylvania, which has had a hand in siphoning revenue from the state's once-lucrative panhandle casinos, is now facing revenue declines of its own.
The Associated Press reported Friday that after six consecutive years of growth, slot revenue at Pennsylvania casinos declined 3.5 percent last year, the first decline since the games were introduced in 2006.
The reason will sound familiar to anyone who's paid attention to West Virginia Lottery officials in recent years:
"There continues to be increased casino competition from all of Pennsylvania's bordering states and that certainly is affecting year-over-year revenue," Doug Harbach, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, told the AP.
West Virginia used to benefit from a regional monopoly on racetrack slot machines.
However, that advantage has whittled away as Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland opened up casinos of their own.
West Virginia's revenue from racetrack slots peaked at nearly $973 million during the 2007 fiscal year and declined significantly almost every year since, coming in at roughly $656 million at the close of the last fiscal year.
While Pennsylvania is now starting to see declines, the AP reported the state's gambling market still remains second only to Las Vegas in terms of revenue, and is number one in the amount taxes collected.
The state also introduced table games in July 2010, and that market appears to still be going strong. The AP reported table game revenue increased for nine of the first 11 months in 2013.