FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 16th, 2020

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 4.5% In Calendar Year 2019

Statewide revenue for gaming and fantasy contests totaled over $3.4 billion in 2019

HARRISBURG, PA:  Figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shows total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated in the Commonwealth during calendar year 2019 was 4.5% above revenue generated in calendar year 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 calendar year 2019 by casinos along with fantasy contests and video gaming terminals operated by other vendors, and includes a comparison to total revenue generated in calendar year 2018:

Source

2019

Total Revenue

2018

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$639,425,182

$602,741,107

6.09%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$522,152,776

$520,988,033

0.22%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$392,000,019

$358,514,213

9.34%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$339,256,116

$303,190,590

11.90%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$253,144,701

$261,728,144

-3.28%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$251,351,715

$243,414,417

3.26%

The Meadows Casino

$237,909,561

$246,875,182

-3.63%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$228,078,162

$234,081,987

-2.56%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$191,389,799

$187,957,740

1.83%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$165,838,502

$129,516,848

28.04%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$130,909,580

$129,891,521

0.78%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$32,936,463

$32,298,182

1.98%

Fantasy Contests

$25,872,124

$15,309,615

68.99%

Video Gaming Terminals

$2,329,540

N/A

N/A

Statewide Total

$3,412,594,239

$3,266,507,581

4.47%

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $1,415,879,539* during 2019 compared to $1,380,456,782 in 2018.

Slot Machine Revenue

Calendar year 2019 gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinos was $2,363,085,678, a decrease of less than one-half of one percent in revenue when compared to the $2,369,885,203 generated in calendar year 2018.

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

Casino

2019 Slots Revenue

2018 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$421,854,299

$411,481,328

2.52%

Rivers Pittsburgh

$297,654,784

$281,405,007

5.77%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$284,925,194

$299,073,577

-4.73%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$203,110,934

$206,470,185

-1.63%

Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$199,885,573

$211,098,502

-5.31%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$193,353,624

$198,384,600

-2.54%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$191,392,632

$200,066,211

-4.34%

Rivers Philadelphia

$180,455,250

$180,735,951

-0.16%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$144,071,602

$146,061,593

-1.36%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$114,242,721

$115,519,691

-1.11%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$102,663,050

$91,323,919

12.42%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$29,476,016

$28,264,639

4.29%

Statewide Total

$2,363,085,678

$2,369,885,203

-0.29%

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in 2019 was $1,221,942,623*.

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue reached an all-time high during calendar year 2019 totaling 903,594,181.  It was the first year in which table games revenue topped $900 million and was an increase of 2.8% over calendar year 2018 when revenue was $878,796,174.

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

Casino

2019 Table Games Revenue

2018 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$237,227,583

$221,914,456

6.90%

Parx Casino

$192,056,742

$191,259,779

0.42%

Rivers Philadelphia

$131,498,282

$121,812,426

7.95%

Rivers Pittsburgh

$82,036,496

$76,043,050

7.88%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$59,207,100

$61,661,933

-3.98%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$38,050,354

$41,896,146

-9.18%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$38,579,486

$38,192,929

1.01%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$37,186,767

$36,136,014

2.91%

Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$35,702,001

$35,776,680

-0.21%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$33,453,321

$35,697,387

-6.29%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$15,135,601

$14,371,830

5.31%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$3,460,446

$4,033,544

-14.21%

Statewide Total

$903,594,181

$878,796,174

2.82%

Total tax revenue from table games play during calendar year 2019 was $145,238,459*.

Internet Casino-Type Gaming Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $33,599,749 and tax revenue of $13,325,610* during calendar year 2019. Internet casino-type games were first launched in July 2019.

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

$11,813,990

$8,310,933

$3,503,056

N/A

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$7,971,959

$7,058,596

$913,363

N/A

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$7,021,325

$1,119,227

$1,463,467

$4,438,631

Parx Casino

$6,254,616

$3,893,281

$2,361,335

N/A

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$537,861

$538,095

-$235

N/A

Statewide Total

$33,599,749

$20,920,133

$8,240,986

$4,438,631

 

Sports Wagering Revenue

Calendar year 2019 represented the first full year of sports wagering in the Commonwealth. The handle from both retail and online outlets totaled $1,490,167,110 and resulted in revenue of $84,112,967.  Taxes derived from sports wagering in 2019 was $30,280,668.

2019 sports wagering total handle and a breakout of revenue by casino is as follows:

Casino Operator

Total

SW Handle2

Retail

SW Revenue

Online SW Revenue

Total SW Revenue

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$570,736,693

$2,394,800

$22,201,166

$24,595,966

Rivers Philadelphia

$277,645,752

$7,828,423

$7,660,171

$15,488,594

Rivers Pittsburgh

$229,159,058

$8,263,506

$4,045,232

$12,308,738

Parx Casino

$168,185,383

$8,975,809

$5,375,798

$14,351,607

Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$56,478,435

$537,442

$1,784,545

$2,321,986

Harrah's Philadelphia

$29,086,252

$2,544,969

N/A

$2,544,969

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$46,844,618

$249,829

$1,996,689

$2,246,518

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$41,125,923

$3,082,054

N/A

$3,082,054

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$30,686,870

$3,721,614

N/A

$3,721,614

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$15,415,219

$811,742

-$78,386

$733,356

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$13,545,164

$1,502,558

$28,700

$1,531,258

Oaks Race & Sportsbook1

$11,257,743

$1,186,305

N/A

$1,186,305

Statewide Total

$1,490,167,110

$41,099,052

$43,013,915

$84,112,967

1Operated by Parx Casino

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

Video Gaming Terminals

The first video gaming terminal (VGTs) at a Commonwealth truck stop was launched in August of this year. At the close of the year there were 20 establishments offering VGT gaming and operating a total of 100 machines. In 2019, revenue from VGT gaming was $2,329,540 producing tax revenue of $1,211,361*.

Truck Stop VGT adjusted revenue for each of the terminal operators during 2019 is as follows:

VGT Terminal Operator

2019 VGT

Wagers

2019 VGT

Payouts

2019 VGT

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$18,700,876

$16,847,361

$1,853,515

Commonwealth Gaming2

$5,692,222

$5,216,197

$476,025

 Statewide Total

$24,393,098

$22,063,558

$2,329,540

1 operated VGTs in 15 establishments at close of 2019

2 operated VGTs in 5 establishments at close of 2019

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue for calendar year 2019 was $25,872,124, an increase of 70% over calendar year 2018 when revenue was $15,309,615.

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

Fantasy Contests Operator

2019 Fantasy Revenue

 2018 Fantasy Revenue

% Change

DraftKings

$13,362,748

$7,906,187

69.02%

FanDuel

$11,648,084

$6,955,645

67.46%

Draft

$335,288

$216,651

54.76%

Fantasy Football Players Championship

$253,752

$137,188

84.97%

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$162,814

-$50,871

N/A

Sportshub Technologies

$118,864

$95,740

24.15%

Full Time Fantasy Sports

$15,371

$12,110

26.93%

Boom Fantasy

$10,091

$6,691

50.82%

Fantasy Draft

-$34,889

$29,892

N/A

Fastpick.com

N/A

$381

N/A

Statewide Total

$25,872,124

$15,309,615

68.99%

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in calendar year 2019 was $3,880,818*.

*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 21 qualified truck stops; and, fantasy sports contests through eight providers.

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 $1.4 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.