FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 19th, 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 17% In January

HARRISBURG, PA:  Figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shows total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated in the Commonwealth during January 2020 was $302,844,383 which represents a 16.94% increase over revenue generated in January 2019.

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 January 2020 by casinos along with fantasy contests and video gaming terminals operated by other vendors, and includes a comparison to total revenue generated last January:

Source

January 2020

Total Revenue

January 2019

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$57,504,202

$50,765,095

13.28%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$38,252,649

$39,373,454

-2.85%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$34,510,647

$31,183,303

10.67%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$31,887,676

$26,527,666

20.21%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$21,686,544

$11,278,612

92.28%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$21,439,975

$18,241,753

17.53%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$21,315,408

$20,719,052

2.88%

The Meadows Casino

$20,966,333

$19,154,233

9.46%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$19,869,549

$12,534,176

58.52%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$19,545,901

$16,373,752

19.37%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,056,117

$8,768,740

14.68%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,629,390

$1,939,226

35.59%

Fantasy Contests

$2,064,773

$2,116,499

-2.44%

Video Gaming Terminals

$1,115,218

N/A

N/A

Statewide Total

$302,844,383

$258,975,559

16.94%

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $124,106,057* during January of 2020.

Slot Machine Revenue

January’s gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinos was $190,311,646, a 5.8% increase in revenue when compared to the $179,842,151 generated in January 2019.

The average number of slot machines operating on a daily basis was 24,126 during January 2020 compared to 25,280 at the casinos in January 2019. 

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

Casino

January 2020 Slots Revenue

January 2019 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$35,856,344

$33,172,410

8.09%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$25,046,909

$23,381,259

7.12%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$19,980,835

$21,340,125

-6.37%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$16,152,459

$15,567,480

3.76%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$16,056,967

$15,139,084

6.06%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$15,841,638

$14,180,318

11.72%

Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$15,621,862

$15,377,206

1.59%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$14,532,544

$14,611,151

-0.54%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$11,649,678

$9,840,351

18.39%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$8,629,672

$7,638,207

12.98%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$8,602,456

$7,970,404

7.93%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,340,279

$1,624,156

44.09%

Statewide Total

$190,311,646

$179,842,151

5.82%

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in January of this year was $98,376,146*.


Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for January 2020 was $72,553,994, a decrease of 2.5% over January of last year when revenue was $74,409,695.

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

Casino

January 2020 Table Games Revenue

January 2019 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$18,271,813

$18,033,328

1.32%

Parx Casino

$16,487,345

$16,330,502

0.96%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$10,467,045

$11,812,992

-11.39%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$6,974,963

$6,948,728

0.38%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$4,943,352

$5,048,002

-2.07%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,367,058

$2,693,825

24.99%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,914,950

$3,308,208

-11.89%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,797,736

$2,818,045

-0.72%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,653,234

$2,193,434

20.96%

Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$2,297,310

$3,777,027

-39.18%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,090,077

$1,130,533

-3.58%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$289,111

$315,070

-8.24%

Statewide Total

$72,553,994

$74,409,695

-2.49%

Total tax revenue from table games play during January was $11,651,223* with an average of 1,268 tables in daily operation statewide.


Internet Casino-Type Gaming Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $13,957,539 during January. That figure is 31.4% higher than the previous month of December 2019 when revenue was $10,624,699.

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

$3,549,970

$2,420,204

$1,129,765

N/A

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,480,095

$589,879

$732,950

$2,157,266

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,405,023

$2,143,292

$261,731

N/A

Valley Forge Casino Resort1

$2,081,252

$375,442

$1,705,810

N/A

Parx Casino

$1,644,854

$1,154,368

$490,486

N/A

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$786,447

$505,867

$280,580

N/A

Presque Isle Downs and Casino2

$9,898

$3,139

$6,759

N/A

Statewide Total

$13,957,539

$7,192,192

$4,608,081

$2,157,266

1 commenced Internet Casino-Type Gaming operations on January 24, 2020

2 commenced Internet Casino-Type Gaming operations on January 30, 2020

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during January was $4,966,229*.


Sports Wagering Revenue

January’s total sports wagering handle from both retail and online outlets was $348,381,708, 1.7% above the previous month’s wager total of $342,560,389.  At the same time, the taxable revenue figure for January of this year was $22,841,213 or 100.8% higher than December 2019 taxable revenue of $11,374,482.

January 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

$156,080,599

$391,012

$7,696,874

$8,087,886

Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$60,234,745

$212,073

$2,835,089

$3,047,162

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$35,766,620

$1,148,093

$2,190,024

$3,338,117

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$32,520,067

$791,877

$1,696,898

$2,488,775

Parx Casino

$27,926,078

$875,269

$2,041,480

$2,916,749

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$16,109,696

$81,793

$1,290,925

$1,372,718

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$6,712,251

$137,702

$126,879

$264,581

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$3,431,482

$281,753

$44,717

$326,470

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$3,031,265

$501,515

N/A

$501,515

Harrah's Philadelphia

$2,997,474

$219,597

N/A

$219,597

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,597,979

$180,249

N/A

$180,249

Oaks Race & Sportsbook1

$973,451

$97,394

N/A

$97,394

Statewide Total

$348,381,708

$4,918,327

$17,922,885

$22,841,213

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 January was $8,222,829*.


Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for January 2020 for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $1,115,218 compared to $879,153 in December, an increase of 27%. Each of the establishments operated the maximum of 5 machines. By the close of January, two operators had placed VGT’s in a total of 21 truck stop establishments.

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

VGT Terminal Operator

January VGT Wagers

January VGT

Payouts

January VGT

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$9,617,754

$8,660,040

$957,714

Commonwealth Gaming2

$1,535,036

$1,377,531

$157,505

 Statewide Total

$11,152,790

$10,037,572

$1,115,218

1 operated VGTs in 15 establishments during December

2 operated VGTs in 6 establishments during December

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in January was $579,914 *.


Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $2,064,773 in January 2020, a decrease of 2.4% over January of last year when revenue was $2,116,499.

Fantasy Contests adjusted revenue for each of the operators which had revenue for January 2020 and January 2019 are displayed in the following table:

Fantasy Contests Operator

January 2020 Fantasy Revenue

January 2019 Fantasy Revenue

% Change

DraftKings

$1,046,125

$1,026,565

1.91%

FanDuel

$960,471

$998,218

-3.78%

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$52,801

$41,878

26.08%

Sportshub Technologies

$6,438

$8,795

-26.80%

Full Time Fantasy Sports

$0

$0

N/A

Draft

$0

$35,986

N/A

Fantasy Football Players Championship

$0

$0

N/A

Boom Fantasy

$62

$855

-92.70%

Fantasy Draft

-$1,125

$4,201

N/A

Statewide Total

$2,064,773

$2,116,499

-2.44%

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in January of this year was $309,716*.

*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 seven sites; sports wagering offered through sportsbooks at 12 retail locations and through eight online outlets; video gaming terminals (VGTs) offered as of this date at 23 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.