FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 18th, 2019

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Gaming Control Board Reports Total Revenue Up 11% In October

HARRISBURG, PA:  Figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shows total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated in the Commonwealth during October was 11% above revenue generated in October 2018.

Sources of gaming revenue regulated by the Board include slot machines, table games, internet gaming, retail and internet sports wagering, fantasy contests and video gaming terminals. The Board has posted separate reports for these types of gaming on its website.

The following chart compiles all revenue generated in October 2019 by casinos along with fantasy contests and video gaming terminals operated by other vendors, and includes a comparison to total revenue generated last October:

Source

October 2019

Total Revenue

October 2018

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$54,688,167

$47,185,687

15.90%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$39,643,185

$38,613,195

2.67%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$32,067,671

$28,192,622

13.74%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$30,249,282

$22,650,738

33.55%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$20,702,692

$18,107,113

14.33%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$20,240,395

$20,521,387

-1.37%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$19,136,327

$18,133,471

5.53%

The Meadows Casino

$17,029,612

$20,294,794

-16.09%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$16,610,538

$10,754,110

54.46%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$16,090,355

$15,192,375

5.91%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,585,607

$10,598,111

-0.12%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,931,544

$2,546,270

15.13%

Fantasy Contests

$3,264,361

$2,902,863

12.45%

Video Gaming Terminals

$466,389

N/A

N/A

Statewide Total

$283,706,124

$255,692,737

10.96%

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $116,439,514* during October of 2019 compared to $108,247,099 in October 2018.

Slot Machine Revenue

October’s gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinos was $186,921,921, a 0.36% increase in revenue when compared to the $186,255,556 generated in October 2018.

The average number of slot machines operating on a daily basis was 23,786 during October 2019 compared to 25,407 at the casinos in October 2018. 

Gross slot machine revenue for each of the casinos is as follows, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year: 

Casino

October 2019 Slots Revenue

October 2018 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$34,520,366

$32,177,883

7.28%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$23,819,198

$22,021,533

8.16%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$21,707,019

$22,470,292

-3.40%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$15,752,497

$15,328,381

2.77%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$15,349,810

$15,520,673

-1.10%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$15,212,138

$15,839,982

-3.96%

The Meadows Casino

$14,373,928

$17,259,251

-16.72%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$14,190,952

$14,694,103

-3.42%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$11,953,661

$12,071,147

-0.97%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$9,075,387

$9,383,906

-3.29%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$8,340,584

$7,353,167

13.43%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,626,382

$2,135,239

23.00%

Statewide Total

$186,921,921

$186,255,556

0.36%

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in October of this year was $96,279,260*.

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for October 2019 was $73,162,270, an increase of 10% over October of last year when revenue was $66,534,318.

Gross table games revenue for each of the casinos is as follows, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year:

Casino

October 2019 Table Games Revenue

October 2018 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$17,936,166

$16,142,904

11.11%

Parx Casino

$16,731,803

$15,007,804

11.49%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$10,805,533

$7,956,636

35.81%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$6,463,497

$6,171,090

4.74%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$4,750,961

$4,681,405

1.49%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,627,441

$3,121,228

16.22%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,480,821

$2,612,798

33.22%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$2,799,464

$2,778,732

0.75%

The Meadows Casino

$2,477,001

$3,035,543

-18.40%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,469,030

$3,400,944

-27.40%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,315,391

$1,214,206

8.33%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$305,162

$411,031

-25.76%

Statewide Total

$73,162,270

$66,534,318

9.96%

Total tax revenue from table games play during October was $11,744,499* with an average of 1,301 tables in daily operation statewide.

Internet Casino-Type Gaming Revenue

Casino games offered through the internet generated gross revenue of $4,942,934 during October. That figure is 19.5% higher than the previous month of September 2019 when revenue was $4,135,358.

A breakdown of revenue by casino slot machine and table games is as follows:

Casino

Internet

Slots

Revenue

Internet

Table Games

Revenue

Total Internet Games

Revenue

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$1,884,496

$647,603

$2,532,099

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$1,562,887

$237,760

$1,800,648

Parx Casino

$529,825

$80,362

$610,187

Statewide Total

$3,977,208

$965,726

$4,942,934

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during October was $2,302,209*.

Sports Wagering Revenue

October’s Sports Wagering taxable revenue from both retail and online outlets was $14,948,249, with a total handle of $241,186,066. That figure is 0.40% higher than the previous month of September 2019 when revenue was $14,888,872 and 24% higher than the previous month of September when handle was $194,504,622.

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

Casino

Total

Handle

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total Revenue

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$118,042,775

$155,730

$5,645,194

$5,800,924

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$37,224,117

$813,839

$1,906,859

$2,720,698

Parx Casino

$25,949,811

$1,014,125

$1,247,286

$2,261,411

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$34,268,260

$699,611

$1,085,365

$1,784,975

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$10,387,320

$86,800

$422,453

$509,253

South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook#

$2,808,684

$402,272

$0

$402,272

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$2,958,213

$350,083

$0

$350,083

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,093,817

$305,697

$0

$305,697

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$2,349,762

$277,295

$0

$277,295

Presque Isle Downs Casino

$3,194,587

$194,829

$0

$194,829

Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$773,178

$178,682

$0

$178,682

Oaks Race and Sportsbook#

$1,135,541

$162,127

$0

$162,127

Statewide Total

$241,186,066

$4,641,091

$10,307,158

$14,948,249

 #Operated by Parx Casino

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during October was $5,381,370*.

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for October 2019 was $466,389. Each of the establishments operates the maximum of 5 machines. Two operators have thus far placed VGT’s in a total of 11 truck stop establishments, with the first VGT establishment opening in August of this year.

Truck Stop VGT adjusted revenue for each of the terminal operators during October is as follows.

VGT Terminal Operator

October Wagers

October

Payouts

October

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$3,508,226

$3,167,297

$340,929

Commonwealth Gaming2

$1,440,096

$1,314,636

$125,459

 Statewide Total

$4,948,322

$4,481,933

$466,389

1 operates VGTs in 7 establishments

2 operates VGTs in 4 establishments

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs through October was $242,522.*

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contest Revenue was $3,264,361 in October 2019, an increase of 12.45% over October of last year when revenue was $2,902,863.

Fantasy Contest adjusted revenue for each of the operators which had revenue for October 2019 and October 2018 are displayed in the following table:

Fantasy Contest Operator

October 2019

October 2018

% Change

DraftKings

$1,769,444

$1,545,152

14.52%

FanDuel

$1,403,161

$1,249,990

12.25%

Draft

$26,204

$36,592

-28.39%

Boom Fantasy

-$119

$1,460

-108.12%

Sportshub Technologies

$51,963

$41,572

25.00%

Full Time Fantasy Sports

$0

$0

0%

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$23,015

$22,118

4.06%

Fantasy Draft

-$9,307

$5,980

-255.64%

Statewide Total

$3,264,361

$2,902,863

12.45%

Tax revenue collected from the play of fantasy contests in October of this year was $489,654*.

*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 legalized under 2004’s Race Horse Development and Gaming Act and the Gaming Expansion Act of 2017. In addition to slot machine and table games gambling at land-based casinos, the expansion includes online casino games available to date on five sites; sports wagering offered through sportsbooks at 12 locations and through seven online outlets; video gaming terminals (VGTs) offered thus far at 11 qualified truck stops; fantasy sports contests through eight providers; and, online games at airports.

The mature land-based casino industry in Pennsylvania 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 over $1.3 billion in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. Construction of a 13th casino is currently underway along with a number of new “mini-casinos” that are expected to begin operation over the next couple of years.

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