FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 17th, 2018

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Reports September Fantasy Sports Contests Revenue

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site the September Fantasy Sports Contests Revenue Report. The report provides a breakdown on fees collected from the play of Pennsylvania participants, Fantasy Sports Contests Operators’ adjusted revenue, and tax revenue due to the Commonwealth. The report can be found at gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.

This report is the first since the start of the NFL season which impacted the revenue growth substantially. In the previous month of August, adjusted revenue was $943,620 compared to adjusted revenue of $2,133,714 in September.

Tax revenue is derived through a 15% assessment on the adjusted revenue reported by the Fantasy Sports Contest Operators and is deposited into the Commonwealth General Fund. This resulted in tax revenue generated during September of $320,057. Seven of the Fantasy Sports Contest Operators reported tax revenue due. 

Fantasy Sports revenue and tax revenue for each of the providers for September 2018 is displayed in the following table:

 

Fantasy Sports

Contest Provider

Fantasy Sports Contest Adjusted Revenue

State

Tax

Due

DraftKings

$1,174,327.61

$176,149.14

FanDuel

$948,838.89

$142,325.83

DRAFT

$19,659.38

$2,948.91

Boom Fantasy

$1,336.87

$200.53

Fantasy Draft

$1,088.58

$163.29

Sportshub Technologies

$270.49

$40.57

Full Time Fantasy Sports

$241.50

$36.23

Fantasy Football Players Championship

$0.00

$0.00

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

($12,049.35)

($1,807.40)

Total

$2,133,713.97

$320,057.10

 

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry, along with oversight of new gaming initiatives created through amendments to the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act recently approved by the signing of Act 42 of 2017.

The Commonwealth’s casino industry currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ 17,000 people and annually generate approximately $1.4 billion in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners.

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.