FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 17th, 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 Over 13% In November

HARRISBURG, PA:  Figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shows total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated in the Commonwealth during November was 13% above revenue generated in November 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, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.

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

 

Source

November 2019

Total Revenue

November 2018

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$54,277,050

$48,212,794

12.58%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$40,123,236

$40,318,057

-0.48%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$33,446,354

$29,216,663

14.48%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$29,544,134

$23,950,653

23.35%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$21,081,944

$19,317,801

9.13%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$21,018,869

$20,709,679

1.49%

The Meadows Casino

$20,764,007

$19,783,424

4.96%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$19,002,697

$17,037,037

11.54%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$18,879,249

$14,341,985

31.64%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$17,369,708

$10,134,952

71.38%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,209,582

$9,543,996

6.97%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,733,068

$2,298,198

18.92%

Fantasy Contests

$2,981,157

$3,241,161

-8.02%

Video Gaming Terminals

$659,288

N/A

N/A

Statewide Total

$292,090,342

$258,106,400

13.17%

 

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was$119,246,642* during November of 2019 compared to $107,484,470 in November 2018.

Slot Machine Revenue

November’s gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinos was $189,333,840, a 3.4% increase in revenue when compared to the $183,069,177 generated in November 2018.

The average number of slot machines operating on a daily basis was 24,125 during November 2019 compared to 25,316 at the casinos in November 2018. 

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

 

Casino

November 2019 Slots Revenue

November 2018 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$34,713,449

$33,080,445

4.94%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$24,729,311

$22,650,423

9.18%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$20,487,295

$22,554,864

-9.17%

The Meadows Casino

$16,022,272

$16,183,640

-1.00%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$15,945,467

$15,829,600

0.73%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$15,719,947

$14,569,225

7.90%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$15,418,042

$15,182,799

1.55%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$14,349,337

$14,010,067

2.42%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$11,884,486

$11,227,162

5.85%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$9,013,249

$7,422,534

21.43%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$8,633,345

$8,288,375

4.16%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,417,640

$2,070,042

16.79%

Statewide Total

$189,333,840

$183,069,177

3.42%

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in November of this year was $97,676,629*.

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for November 2019 was $74,739,560, an increase of 4.8% over November of last year when revenue was $71,287,066.

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

 

Casino

November 2019 Table Games Revenue

November 2018 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$19,635,941

$17,763,193

10.54%

Parx Casino

$15,575,323

$15,132,349

2.93%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$10,426,408

$9,940,586

4.89%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$7,103,126

$6,566,239

8.18%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$5,366,471

$5,526,880

-2.90%

The Meadows Casino

$3,340,164

$3,599,784

-7.21%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$3,220,300

$2,979,205

8.09%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,024,856

$2,467,812

22.57%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$2,931,911

$3,114,823

-5.87%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,525,853

$2,712,417

-6.88%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,273,779

$1,255,621

1.45%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$315,428

$228,156

38.25%

Statewide Total

$74,739,560

$71,287,066

4.84%

Total tax revenue from table games play during November was $11,999,993* with an average of 1,270 tables in daily operation statewide.

Internet Casino-Type Gaming Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $9,655,811 during November. That figure is 95% higher than the previous month of October 2019 when revenue was $4,942,934.

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

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$3,171,762

$2,086,283

$1,085,479

n/a

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$2,989,131

$365,657

$657,980

$1,965,494

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$1,867,657

$1,656,204

$211,453

n/a

Parx Casino

$1,495,846

$890,471

$605,375

n/a

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$131,416

$95,173

$36,242

n/a

Statewide Total

$9,655,811

$5,093,788

$2,596,529

$1,965,494

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during November was $3,480,569*.

Sports Wagering Revenue

November’s total sports wagering handle from both retail and online outlets was $316,468,264, 31% above the previous month’s wager total of $241,186,066.  At the same time, the taxable revenue figure for November of this year was slightly lower than October 2019, $14,720,686 compared to $14,948,249.

November sports wagering total handle and a breakout of revenue by casino is as follows:

 

Casino Operator

Total

Handle2

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total Revenue

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$152,988,559

$192,492

$5,638,115

$5,830,606

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$41,286,786

$234,951

$1,361,676

$1,596,627

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$39,471,761

$486,449

$1,127,468

$1,613,917

Parx Casino

$30,473,226

$739,281

$1,264,077

$2,003,358

Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$18,065,136

$349,909

$1,051,662

$1,401,570

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$14,363,804

$43,680

$1,030,042

$1,073,722

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$4,355,213

$173,120

-$46,642

$126,478

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$3,769,098

$48,520

n/a

$48,520

Presque Isle Downs Casino

$3,678,898

$302,458

n/a

$302,458

South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook1

$3,620,304

$339,310

n/a

$339,310

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$3,042,467

$234,355

n/a

$234,355

Oaks Race and Sportsbook1

$1,353,013

$149,765

n/a

$149,765

Statewide Total

$316,468,264

$3,294,289

$11,426,397

$14,720,686

1Operated by Parx Casino

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

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during November was $5,299,447*.

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for November 2019 for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $659,288 compared to $466,389 in October, an increase of 41%. Each of the establishments operated the maximum of 5 machines. By the close of November, two operators had placed VGT’s in a total of 15 truck stop establishments.

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

 

VGT Terminal Operator

November Wagers

November

Payouts

November

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$5,430,739

$4,889,580

$541,158

Commonwealth Gaming2

$1,641,979

$1,523,849

$118,130

 Statewide Total

$7,072,718

$6,413,430

$659,288

1 operated VGTs in 10 establishments during November

2 operated VGTs in 5 establishments during November

 Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs through November was $342,830.*

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $2,981,157 in November 2019, a decrease of 8.02% over November of last year when revenue was $3,241,161.

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

 

Fantasy Contests Operator

November 2019

November 2018

% Change

DraftKings

$1,653,981

$1,749,422

-5.46%

FanDuel

$1,285,748

$1,420,165

-9.46%

Draft

$28,301

$46,570

-39.23%

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$15,137

$20,792

-27.20%

Sportshub Technologies

$983

$1,297

-24.22%

Boom Fantasy

$903

$604

49.63%

Fantasy Draft

-$3,896

$2,310

-268.62%

Statewide Total

$2,981,157

$3,241,161

-8.02%

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in November of this year was $447,174*.

*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 eight online outlets; video gaming terminals (VGTs) offered as of this date at 17 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 gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey   (717) 346-8321