May 16th, 2019


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


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Reports April Sports Wagering Revenue

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site April’s Sports Wagering Report.

The monthly report provides a breakdown of the total handle collected, gross revenue, and taxes paid to the Commonwealth. All eight locations were in operation for the full month of April:





Rivers Casino




SugarHouse Casino




Parx Casino




Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course




Valley Forge Casino Resort




Harrah’s Philadelphia




South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook




Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook




Statewide Total




Tax revenue breakdown:

·         State Tax (34% of adjusted gross revenue):                         $1,435,304

·         Local Share Assessment (2% of adjusted gross revenue):   $     84,430

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry, including sports wagering offered currently at eight locations. The oversight also includes other new gaming initiatives, expected to be launched in the coming months, which were created through Act 42 of 2017, an amendment to the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act.

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 over 16,000 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 Pennsylvania homeowners.

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