FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 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 Gaming Revenue For June

HARRISBURG, PA:  Following shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 11 of the Commonwealth’s 12 casinos reopened during June and generated slot machine and table games revenue for the first time in several months.

Sources of gaming revenue regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board include slot machines, table games, internet gaming, retail and internet sports wagering, fantasy contests and video gaming terminals (VGTs). The Board has posted separate reports for these types of gaming on its website, https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/.

The following chart compiles all revenue generated in June 2020 by casinos along with fantasy contests and video gaming terminals operated by other vendors, and includes a comparison to total revenue generated last June:

 

Source

June 2020

Total Revenue

June 2019

Total Revenue

% Change

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$20,550,090

$30,453,234

-32.52%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$18,748,208

$20,242,701

-7.38%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$15,584,263

$25,297,592

-38.40%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$15,145,202

$15,817,248

-4.25%

The Meadows Casino

$14,425,335

$20,590,718

-29.94%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$12,916,182

$11,154,912

15.79%

Parx Casino

$10,289,147

$49,684,433

-79.29%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$9,055,990

$18,005,466

-49.70%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$6,283,043

$21,399,563

-70.64%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$3,235,741

$43,356,000

-92.54%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$2,353,386

$11,145,856

-78.89%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,271,234

$2,559,128

-11.25%

Fantasy Contests

$647,246

$1,592,313

-59.35%

Video Gaming Terminals

$1,077,425

--

N/A

Statewide Total

$132,582,494

$271,299,166

-51.13%

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $59,087,956* during June of 2020.

June Revenue by Game Type

The Board is providing a synopsis of revenue year-over-year by types of games: 

 

Type of Gaming Revenue

June 2020

June 2019

% Change

Retail Slots Revenue

$62,440,257

$198,755,901

-69%

Retail Tables Revenue

$11,702,156

$68,894,132

-83%

I-Gaming Slot Revenue

$36,775,532

N/A

N/A

I-Gaming Tables Revenue

$10,038,802

N/A

N/A

Sports Wagering Revenue

$6,660,158

$2,056,819

224%

I-Gaming Poker Revenue

$3,240,917

N/A

N/A

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$1,077,425

N/A

N/A

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$647,246

$1,592,313

-59%

Total Gaming Revenue

$132,582,494

$271,299,166

-51%


Slot Machine Revenue

June’s gross revenue from slot machines at the casinos was $62,440,257, a 69% decrease in revenue when compared to the $198,755,901 generated in June 2019.

The number of slot machines in operating on June 30, 2020 was 14,247 compared to an average of 24,869 at the casinos in June 2019. 

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

 

Casino

June 2020 Slots Revenue

June 2019 Slots Revenue

% Change

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh (reopened 6/9/20)

$16,115,762

$24,059,071

-33.02%

The Meadows Casino (reopened 6/9/20)

$11,711,404

$17,613,994

-33.51%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National (reopened 6/26/20)

$7,927,824

$17,005,540

-53.38%

Mohegan Sun Pocono (reopened 6/22/20)

$5,817,625

$16,240,403

-64.18%

Mount Airy Casino Resort (reopened 6/22/20)

$5,760,635

$12,569,585

-54.17%

Harrah's Philadelphia (reopened 6/26/20)

$4,660,578

$15,829,226

-70.56%

Parx Casino (reopened 6/29/20)

$2,777,526

$34,632,235

-91.98%

Wind Creek Bethlehem (reopened 6/26/20)

$2,199,967

$24,967,880

-91.19%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin (reopened 6/12/20)

$2,128,882

$2,511,426

-15.23%

Valley Forge Casino Resort (reopened 6/26/20)

$1,709,913

$8,463,665

-79.80%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino (reopened 6/26/20)

$1,630,142

$9,881,800

-83.50%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia (yet to reopen)

$0

$14,981,076

-100.00%

Statewide Total

$62,440,257

$198,755,901

-68.58%


Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in June of this year was $32,162,552*.

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for June 2020 was $11,702,156, a decrease of 83% over June of last year when revenue was $68,894,132.

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

 

Casino

June 2020 Table Games Revenue

June 2019 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh (reopened 6/9/20)

$3,925,821

$6,261,251

-37.30%

The Meadows Casino (reopened 6/9/20)

$1,366,831

$2,976,724

-54.08%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National (reopened 6/26/20)

$1,272,290

$3,153,641

-59.66%

Wind Creek Bethlehem (reopened 6/26/20)

$1,035,774

$18,388,120

-94.37%

Mount Airy Casino Resort (reopened 6/22/20)

$960,700

$3,247,663

-70.42%

Harrah's Philadelphia (reopened 6/26/20)

$861,155

$5,434,916

-84.16%

Mohegan Sun Pocono (reopened 6/22/20)

$694,822

$1,765,063

-60.63%

Parx Casino (reopened 6/29/20)

$651,677

$14,428,965

-95.48%

Valley Forge Casino Resort (reopened 6/26/20)

$574,495

$2,541,627

-77.40%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino (reopened 6/26/20)

$216,239

$1,264,056

-82.89%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin (reopened 6/12/20)

$142,353

$47,702

198.42%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia (yet to reopen)

$0

$9,384,404

-100.00%

Statewide Total

$11,702,156

$68,894,132

-83.01%


Total tax revenue from table games play during June was $1,895,814*.

Internet Casino-Type Gaming Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $50,055,251 during June. Internet casino-type games were not yet operational in June 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

$14,989,970

$13,296,842

$1,693,128

 

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$7,786,440

$4,624,350

$3,162,090

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$7,743,846

$2,705,754

$1,797,175

$3,240,917

Parx Casino

$6,189,184

$5,002,377

$1,186,807

 

Penn National – HollywoodCasino.com

$5,390,357

$5,098,085

$292,272

 

Penn National – DraftKings.com

$4,168,031

$2,648,906

$1,519,125

 

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,529,311

$2,152,651

$376,660

 

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$760,553

$742,104

$18,449

 

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$497,558

$504,463

-$6,904

 

Statewide Total

$50,055,251

$36,775,532

$10,038,802

$3,240,917

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during June was $21,974,585*.

Sports Wagering Revenue

June 2020 total sports wagering handle was $89,002,562, or 15% higher than May 2020 total of $77,510,033.   At the same time, the taxable revenue figure for June 2020 was $6,660,158 or 38% higher than May 2020 taxable revenue of $4,828,989.

June 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

$32,896,630

-$25,607

$2,870,941

$2,845,334

The Meadows Casino

$25,066,875

-$19,900

$1,366,999

$1,347,100

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$8,445,724

-$3,197

$683,217

$680,021

Parx Casino

$5,250,669

-$21,889

$692,649

$670,760

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$9,442,174

-$570

$594,862

$594,292

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$6,287,759

-$11,267

$519,774

$508,507

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$1,108,850

-$258

$14,490

$14,232

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$261,721

-$7,072

$16,519

$9,448

Harrah's Philadelphia

$176,788

$782

-$25

$757

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$65,373

-$10,294

$0

-$10,294

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley

$0

$0

$0

$0

Oaks Race & Sportsbook1

$0

$0

$0

$0

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$0

$0

$0

$0

Statewide Total

$89,002,562

-$99,270

$6,759,429

$6,660,158


1Operated by Parx Casino

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

Sports wagering revenue for each of the casinos, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year, is as follows:

 

Operator

June 2020 Sports Wagering Revenue

June 2019 Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,845,334

$149,621

1802%

The Meadows Casino

$1,347,100

N/A

N/A

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$680,021

N/A

N/A

Parx Casino

$670,760

$385,638

74%

Rivers Philadelphia

$594,292

$932,112

-36%

Rivers Pittsburgh

$508,507

$132,913

283%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$14,232

N/A

N/A

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$9,448

N/A

N/A

Harrah's Philadelphia

$757

$135,421

-99%

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$0

N/A

N/A

Oaks Race & Sportsbook1

$0

$76,594

-100%

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$0

$161,001

-100%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

-$10,294

$83,520

N/A

Total

$6,660,158

$2,056,819

224%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun

 Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during June was $2,397,657*.

 Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for June for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $1,077,425. Each of the establishments operated the maximum of 5 machines. All machines at truck stop establishments were non-operational since mid-March due to COVID-19 restrictions but began staggered reopenings beginning on June 2nd. By the close of June, two VGT Terminal Operators were operating five machines at each of 28 truck stop establishments.

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

 

VGTs Terminal Operator

June VGTs Wagers

June VGTs

Payouts

June VGTs

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$8,951,435

$8,126,175

$825,260

Commonwealth Gaming2

$3,209,533

$2,957,368

$252,165

 Statewide Total

$12,160,968

$11,083,543

$1,077,425

1 operated VGTs in 19 establishments during June

2 operated VGTs in 9 establishments during June

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in June was $560,261*.

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $647,246 in June 2020, a decrease of -59% over June of last year when revenue was $1,592,313.

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

 

Fantasy Contests Operator

June 2020 Fantasy Revenue

June 2019 Fantasy Revenue

% Change

DraftKings

$517,902

$767,021

-32.48%

FanDuel

$126,863

$801,572

-84.17%

Sportshub Technologies

$2,704

$1,282

110.97%

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$146

$6,664

-97.81%

Fantasy Draft

-$368

$2,183

-116.85%

Draft1

N/A

$13,065

100%

Boom Fantasy

$0

$527

100%

Fantasy Football Players Championship

$0

$0

--

Full Time Fantasy Sports

$0

$0

--

Statewide Total

$647,246

$1,592,313

-59.35%

1No longer operating in PA

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in June of this year was $97,087*.

*All 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 nine sites; sports wagering offered through sportsbooks at 13 retail locations and through nine online outlets; video gaming terminals (VGTs) offered as of this date at 30 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 .