FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 17th, 2023

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Commonwealth Tower, Strawberry Square
303 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Gaming Control Board Reports Revenue For April

HARRISBURG, PA:  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) reported today that the combined total revenue generated from all forms of gaming along with fantasy contests during April 2023 was $476,723,131, an increase of 3.27% compared to revenue generated in April 2022.

Sources of gaming revenue regulated by the PGCB include slot machines, table games, internet gaming, sports wagering, fantasy contests and video gaming terminals (VGTs). The PGCB has posted separate reports for these types of gaming on its website, https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/. 

The following chart compiles all revenue generated in April 2023 by casinos along with fantasy contests and VGTs operated by other vendors and includes a comparison to total revenue generated in April 2022.

 

Source

April 2023

Total Revenue

April 2022

Total Revenue

% Change

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$74,438,892

$65,578,930

13.51%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$63,879,036

$57,360,531

11.36%

Parx Casino

$55,269,233

$57,065,721

-3.15%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$47,705,213

$49,467,064

-3.56%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$45,938,417

$49,134,718

-6.51%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$33,155,807

$31,580,942

4.99%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$26,053,840

$20,992,967

24.11%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$24,553,822

$25,640,507

-4.24%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$22,801,213

$20,118,284

13.34%

Mohegan Pennsylvania

$20,677,705

$22,626,524

-8.61%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$18,443,017

$20,092,750

-8.21%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$9,811,229

$10,105,866

-2.92%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$9,062,561

$11,076,244

-18.18%

Hollywood Casino York

$8,691,414

$8,102,910

7.26%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$6,746,127

$5,094,764

32.41%

Video Gaming Terminals

$3,534,347

$3,750,735

-5.77%

Parx Shippensburg

$2,770,228

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,639,632

$2,123,735

-22.79%

Fantasy Contests

$1,551,398

$1,711,425

-9.35%

Statewide Total

$476,723,131

$461,624,617

3.27%

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $195,655,736* during April 2023.

April Revenue by Game Type

The PGCB is also providing a synopsis of revenue year-over-year by types of games: 

 

Type of Gaming Revenue

April 2023

April 2022

% Change

Retail Slots Revenue

$213,012,826

$217,892,715

-2.24%

iGaming Slot Revenue

$95,632,798

$76,712,472

24.66%

Retail Tables Revenue

$84,373,687

$91,493,293

-7.78%

iGaming Tables Revenue

$38,872,514

$33,484,910

16.09%

Sports Wagering Revenue

$37,036,123

$33,667,057

10.01%

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$3,534,347

$3,750,735

-5.77%

iGaming Poker Revenue

$2,709,438

$2,912,011

-6.96%

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$1,551,398

$1,711,425

-9.35%

Total Gaming Revenue

$476,723,131

$461,624,617

3.27%

Slot Machine Revenue

April’s revenue from slot machines was $213,012,826, a 2.24% decrease in revenue when compared to the $217,892,715 generated in April 2022.

The number of slot machines in operation in April 2023 was 25,555 compared to 26,038 at the casinos in April 2022. 

Slot machine revenue for each of the casinos, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year, is as follows.

 

Casino

April 2023 Slots Revenue

April 2022 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$33,260,188

$35,779,024

-7.04%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$23,977,546

$25,050,607

-4.28%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$23,545,400

$23,832,303

-1.20%

Mohegan Pennsylvania

$16,245,333

$17,710,862

-8.27%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$14,601,071

$14,775,843

-1.18%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$13,932,712

$11,794,685

18.13%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$12,950,512

$14,709,113

-11.96%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$12,072,282

$10,710,511

12.71%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$11,064,370

$11,981,690

-7.66%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$10,438,719

$12,049,458

-13.37%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$8,688,922

$9,690,467

-10.34%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$8,264,590

$8,835,720

-6.46%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$7,813,588

$8,904,947

-12.26%

Hollywood Casino York

$7,073,409

$5,960,286

18.68%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$4,849,816

$4,156,380

16.68%

Parx Shippensburg

$2,659,500

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,574,869

$1,950,819

-19.27%

Statewide Total

$213,012,826

$217,892,715

-2.24%

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in April 2023 was $108,154,474*.

Retail Table Games Revenue

Retail Table games revenue for April 2023 was down year over year with revenue of $84,373,687, a decrease of 7.78% from April 2022 when revenue was $91,493,293.

Table games revenue for each of the casinos, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year, is as follows.

 

Casino

April 2023 Table Games Revenue

April 2022 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$21,557,564

$22,895,762

-5.84%

Parx Casino

$15,744,357

$17,725,162

-11.18%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$9,831,897

$10,208,840

-3.69%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$8,572,759

$7,163,615

19.67%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$7,820,665

$8,917,829

-12.30%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,503,360

$2,956,732

18.49%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$2,783,532

$4,721,855

-41.05%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,645,246

$3,346,380

-20.95%

Mohegan Pennsylvania

$2,550,254

$2,990,100

-14.71%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$2,391,749

$2,720,923

-12.10%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$2,004,128

$2,619,113

-23.48%

Hollywood Casino York

$1,505,619

$1,823,328

-17.42%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$1,418,464

$1,182,541

19.95%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,112,503

$1,150,013

-3.26%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$761,101

$898,184

-15.26%

Parx Shippensburg

$105,726

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$64,763

$172,916

-62.55%

Statewide Total

$84,373,687

$91,493,293

-7.78%

Total tax revenue from table games play during April 2023 was $13,820,605*.

Internet Casino-Type Gaming (iGaming) Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $137,214,750 during April 2023 compared to $113,109,393 in April 2022 an increase of 21.31%.  

A breakdown of revenue of casino games offered online is as follows:

 

Casino Operator

Total Internet Games

Revenue

Internet

Slots

Revenue

Internet

Table Games

Revenue

Internet

Poker Revenue

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$58,488,056

$40,441,165

$17,682,651

$364,241

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$31,221,248

$18,287,612

$12,933,637

 

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$26,127,857

$22,393,043

$3,604,717

$130,097

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$5,071,531

$2,325,422

$1,072,012

$1,674,097

Parx Casino

$4,921,011

$4,049,372

$871,639

 

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$4,567,801

$2,780,239

$1,246,559

$541,003

Live! Philadelphia

$3,143,746

$2,485,161

$658,585

 

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$2,086,640

$1,668,606

$418,034

 

Mohegan Pennsylvania

$1,586,859

$1,202,179

$384,680

 

Statewide Total

$137,214,750

$95,632,798

$38,872,514

$2,709,438

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during April 2023 was $58,277,083*.

Total iGaming revenue for each of the casinos during April 2023 and April 2022, if applicable, is as follows:

  

Operator

April 2023
iGaming Revenue

April 2022
iGaming Revenue

% Change

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$58,488,056

$45,226,072

29.32%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$31,221,248

$21,500,297

45.21%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$26,127,857

$28,822,206

-9.35%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$5,071,531

$4,973,639

1.97%

Parx Casino

$4,921,011

$2,148,504

129.04%

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$4,567,801

$3,219,409

41.88%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$3,143,746

$3,596,361

-12.59%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$2,086,640

$1,397,446

49.32%

Mohegan Pennsylvania

$1,586,859

$1,645,547

-3.57%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$0

$579,912

n/a

Statewide Total

$137,214,750

$113,109,393

21.31%

Sports Wagering Revenue

April 2023 total sports wagering handle was $572,152,803 or 0.12% below the April 2022 total of $572,817,741. At the same time, the taxable revenue figure for April 2023 was $37,036,123 or 10.01% higher when compared to April 2022 when taxable revenue was $33,667,057.

April 2023 sports wagering total handle and revenue is as follows:

 

Casino Operator

Total

Handle3

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total Revenue

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$225,617,300

$75,798

$21,247,821

$21,323,619

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$157,750,257

$196,750

$8,864,270

$9,061,020

Parx Casino

$15,152,390

$619,757

$519,269

$1,139,026

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$44,150,823

$141,544

$993,668

$1,135,211

Rivers Pittsburgh

$24,961,833

$31,331

$1,006,317

$1,037,648

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$26,268,353

$65,832

$930,364

$996,196

Harrah's Philadelphia

$29,522,145

$224,162

$428,803

$652,965

Live! Philadelphia

$4,874,838

$524,209

-$10,400

$513,809

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$5,358,073

$27,657

$265,954

$293,611

Mohegan Pennsylvania

$4,702,482

-$6,894

$217,817

$210,924

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$1,668,682

$178,487

$0

$178,487

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$576,393

$136,471

$0

$136,471

Live! Pittsburgh

$1,105,097

$128,174

$0

$128,174

Hollywood Casino York

$8,740,281

$90,295

$22,091

$112,386

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$1,749,126

$84,334

$0

$84,334

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$1,757,957

$141,618

-$58,155

$83,463

Parx Malvern1

$224,356

$26,164

$0

$26,164

Parx Shippensburg

$20,126

$5,002

$0

$5,002

Rivers Philadelphia

$17,952,292

-$139,125

$56,739

-$82,387

Statewide Total

$572,152,803

$2,551,565

$34,484,558

$37,036,123

1 Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Pennsylvania

3 A breakout of the handle between retail and online sportsbooks can be found on the website report.

Sports wagering revenue for each of the casinos for April 2023 and April 2022, if applicable, is as follows:

 

Operator

April 2023 Sports Wagering Revenue

April 2022 Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$21,323,619

$22,823,387

-6.57%

Hollywood Casino at The Meadows

$9,061,020

$3,496,201

159.17%

Parx Casino

$1,139,026

$1,178,566

-3.35%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$1,135,211

$40,200

>1000%

Rivers Pittsburgh

$1,037,648

$585,024

77.37%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$996,196

$3,024,633

-67.06%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$652,965

$102,028

539.99%

Live! Philadelphia

$513,809

-$146,385

-451.00%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$293,611

$393,227

-25.33%

Mohegan Pennsylvania

$210,924

$192,107

9.80%

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$178,487

$205,353

-13.08%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$136,471

$441,373

-69.08%

Live! Pittsburgh

$128,174

$87,605

46.31%

Hollywood Casino York

$112,386

$319,296

-64.80%

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$84,334

$87,909

-4.07%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$83,463

$123,250

-32.28%

Parx Malvern

$26,164

$29,112

-10.13%

Parx Shippensburg

$5,002

n/a

n/a

Rivers Philadelphia

-$82,387

$684,172

-112.04%

Statewide Total

$37,036,123

$33,667,057

10.01%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Pennsylvania

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during April 2023 was $13,333,004*.

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for April 2023 for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $3,534,347 or -5.77% lower than April 2022 when revenue was $3,750,735. By the close of April 2023, VGT Terminal Operators were operating the maximum permitted five machines at 68 qualified truck stop establishments compared to five machines at 64 establishments at this time last year.

Truck Stop VGT adjusted revenue for each of the terminal operators during April 2023 is as follows:

 

VGTs Terminal Operator

April 2023 VGT Revenue

April 2022 VGT Revenue

% Change

Marquee by Penn1

$2,124,904

$2,288,031

-7.13%

J&J Ventures Gaming2,4

$1,036,791

$1,091,234

-4.99%

Jango3

$372,652

$371,470

0.32%

Statewide Total

$3,534,347

$3,750,735

-5.77%

1 operated VGTs in 30 establishments during April

2 operates VGTs in 28 establishments during April

3 operates VGTs in 10 establishments during April

4J&J Ventures Gaming acquired Commonwealth Gaming during September 2022; revenue & establishment figures are derived by combining the two entities 

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in April 2023 was $1,837,860*.

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $1,551,398 in April 2023, a decrease of 9.35% over April 2022, when revenue was $1,711,425.

Fantasy Contests adjusted revenue for each of the operators which had revenue for April 2023 and April 2022 are displayed in the following table:

 

Fantasy Contests Operator

April 2023 Fantasy Revenue

April 2022 Fantasy Revenue

% Change

DraftKings

$1,099,467

$1,028,827

6.87%

FanDuel

$370,320

$638,605

-42.01%

Underdog Sports, Inc.

$56,528

$26,384

114.25%

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$11,711

$13,694

-14.48%

No House Advantage

$8,108

$25

>1000%

Fantasy Sports Games LLC

$3,030

$2,746

10.37%

Sportshub Technologies

$2,489

$1,144

117.55%

Jock MKR

-$125

n/a

n/a

OwnersBox

-$131

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$1,551,398

$1,711,425

-9.35%

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in April 2023 was $232,710*.

*All tax revenue figures reflect amount generated prior to any adjustments by the PA Department of Revenue

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of gambling involving 17 land-based casinos, online casino games, retail and online sports wagering, and Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at qualified truck stops, along with the regulation of online fantasy sports contests.

The land-based casino industry in Pennsylvania consists of six racetrack (Category 1) casinos, five stand-alone (Category 2) casinos, two resort (Category 3) casinos and four mini-casinos (Category 4).  A significant job generator in the Commonwealth, casinos and the other types of Board-regulated gaming generated over $2 billion in tax revenue in 2022.

Additional information about both the PGCB’s gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.