FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18th, 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 Gaming Revenue For February

HARRISBURG, PA:  Circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have caused the closure of many casinos, including those in Pennsylvania.

However, recognizing that many people gather casino revenue statistics in order to analyze the industry, the Gaming Control Board is providing a summary of total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated in the Commonwealth during February 2020.  

During February 2020 total gaming and fantasy contests revenue was $304,349,740 which represents a 13.75% increase over revenue generated in February 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 February 2020 by casinos along with fantasy contests and video gaming terminals operated by other vendors, and includes a comparison to total revenue generated last February:

Source

February 2020

Total Revenue

February 2019

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$57,836,838

$49,383,234

17.52%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$37,723,338

$42,964,173

-12.20%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$35,069,290

$26,685,804

31.42%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$34,608,559

$30,645,484

12.93%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$23,010,387

$19,324,509

19.07%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$21,792,889

$20,592,691

5.83%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$20,577,385

$18,641,539

10.38%

The Meadows Casino

$19,371,122

$20,197,807

-4.09%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$18,906,141

$10,854,124

74.18%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$18,832,896

$14,545,149

29.48%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,428,473

$9,838,532

6.00%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,949,282

$2,249,233

31.12%

Fantasy Contests

$1,702,439

$1,629,178

4.50%

Video Gaming Terminals

$1,341,936

N/A

N/A

Statewide Total

$304,349,740

$267,551,457

13.75%

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $124,915,295* during February of 2020.


Slot Machine Revenue

February’s gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinos was $199,666,274, a 5.1% increase in revenue when compared to the $189,976,152 generated in February 2019.

The average number of slot machines operating on a daily basis was 24,122 during February 2020 compared to 25,277 at the casinos in February 2019. 

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

Casino

February 2020 Slots Revenue

February 2019 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$36,906,648

$33,676,954

9.59%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$25,987,357

$23,474,693

10.70%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$21,931,522

$23,976,211

-8.53%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$17,494,062

$16,574,746

5.55%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$16,907,380

$15,579,188

8.53%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$16,601,669

$15,665,499

5.98%

Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$15,611,321

$16,603,575

-5.98%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$15,105,154

$15,298,167

-1.26%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$12,316,928

$10,845,825

13.56%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$9,274,758

$7,581,897

22.33%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$8,960,519

$8,759,991

2.29%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,568,955

$1,939,405

32.46%

Statewide Total

$199,666,274

$189,976,152

5.10%

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in February of this year was $103,042,963*.

 

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for February 2020 was $77,426,025, an increase of 4.6% over February of last year when revenue was $73,999,311.

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

Casino

February 2020 Table Games Revenue

February 2019 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$17,631,650

$15,060,407

17.07%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$15,791,816

$18,987,962

-16.83%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$14,040,187

$10,865,329

29.22%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$7,811,344

$6,543,270

19.38%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$5,255,714

$4,789,991

9.72%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$3,507,601

$3,272,227

7.19%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$3,350,918

$2,735,848

22.48%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,840,656

$3,062,351

-7.24%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$2,773,202

$3,699,324

-25.03%

Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$2,692,355

$3,594,232

-25.09%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,350,255

$1,078,541

25.19%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$380,327

$309,828

22.75%

Statewide Total

$77,426,025

$73,999,311

4.63%

Total tax revenue from table games play during February was $12,441,810* with an average of 1,274 tables in daily operation statewide.

 

Internet Casino-Type Gaming Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $19,490,815 during February. That figure is 39.6% higher than the previous month of January 2020 when revenue was $13,957,539.

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

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$6,053,007

$1,233,147

$4,819,860

N/A

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$4,755,592

$3,149,084

$1,606,508

N/A

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,223,460

$717,068

$676,035

$1,830,356

Parx Casino

$2,352,492

$1,861,267

$491,225

N/A

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,315,459

$2,164,360

$151,099

N/A

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$723,229

$449,992

$273,237

N/A

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$67,575

$59,062

$8,513

N/A

Statewide Total

$19,490,815

$9,633,981

$8,026,478

$1,830,356

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during February was $6,777,338*.


Sports Wagering Revenue

February 2020 total sports wagering handle from 12 retail and 8 online outlets was $329,765,782, or 5.34% lower than January 2020 total of $348,381,708.   At the same time, the taxable revenue figure for February 2020 was $4,722,252 or 79.33% lower than January 2020 taxable revenue of $22,841,192.

February 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

$140,970,569

-$75,306

$146,080

$70,774

Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$73,772,973

$66,882

$1,000,564

$1,067,446

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$31,900,121

$383,793

$784,565

$1,168,358

Parx Casino

$25,749,773

$127,231

$818,817

$946,048

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$24,887,812

$129,344

$680,514

$809,858

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$14,974,947

-$20,065

$539,372

$519,307

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$5,712,486

$19,561

$86,558

$106,119

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$3,145,194

$12,865

$37,258

$50,123

Harrah's Philadelphia

$2,911,391

-$64,494

N/A

-$64,494

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$2,742,245

$181,236

N/A

$181,236

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,141,897

-$150,053

N/A

-$150,053

Oaks Race & Sportsbook1

$856,374

$17,529

N/A

$17,529

Statewide Total

$329,765,782

$628,524

$4,093,728

$4,722,252

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 February was $1,700,011*.


Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for February for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $1,341,936 compared to $1,115,218 in January, an increase of 20%. Each of the establishments operated the maximum of 5 machines. By the close of February, two operators had placed VGT’s in a total of 25 truck stop establishments.

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

VGT Terminal Operator

February VGT Wagers

February VGT

Payouts

February VGT

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$12,373,917

$11,186,922

$1,186,996

Commonwealth Gaming2

$1,829,042

$1,674,102

$154,940

 Statewide Total

$14,202,959

$12,861,023

$1,341,936

1 operated VGTs in 18 establishments during February

2 operated VGTs in 7 establishments during February

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in February was $697,806*.

 

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $1,702,439 in February 2020, an increase of 4.5% over February of last year when revenue was $1,629,178.

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

 

Fantasy Contests Operator

February 2020 Fantasy Revenue

February 2019 Fantasy Revenue

% Change

DraftKings

$835,461

$906,451

-7.83%

FanDuel

$793,122

$622,816

27.34%

Fantasy Football Players Championship

$50,620

$47,744

6.02%

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$13,627

$9,727

40.10%

Sportshub Technologies

$7,424

$6,537

13.57%

Full Time Fantasy Sports

$2,745

$3,985

-31.12%

Boom Fantasy

$3

$2,151

-99.87%

Draft

$0

$23,948

N/A

Fantasy Draft

-$562

$5,819

N/A

Statewide Total

$1,702,439

$1,629,178

4.50%

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in February of this year was $255,366*.

*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 13 retail locations and through eight online outlets; video gaming terminals (VGTs) offered as of this date at 27 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, along with other types of Board-regulated gaming, annually generate over $1.5 billion in tax revenue. 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.