FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 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 August

HARRISBURG, PA:  Figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board show total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated in the Commonwealth during August 2020 was $310,717,728 which represents an increase of almost 6% over revenue generated in August 2019 of $293,434,087.

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

 

Source

August 2020

Total Revenue

August 2019

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$58,823,015

$54,971,659

7.01%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$39,547,214

$28,342,493

39.53%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$33,374,754

$44,984,261

-25.81%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$28,570,431

$21,467,866

33.08%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$27,752,508

$14,733,932

88.36%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$27,060,563

$17,557,534

54.13%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$24,802,872

$32,243,532

-23.08%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$20,421,591

$20,683,822

-1.27%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$19,500,220

$20,473,355

-4.75%

The Meadows Casino

$15,354,159

$20,897,146

-26.53%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$8,704,351

$12,216,447

-28.75%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,398,566

$3,417,186

-29.81%

Video Gaming Terminals

$2,247,898

$56,221

---

Fantasy Contests

$2,134,494

$1,388,631

53.71%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$25,091

--

--

Statewide Total

$310,717,728

$293,434,087

5.89%


Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $128,825,284* during August 2020.

August Revenue by Game Type

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

Type of Gaming Revenue

August 2020

August 2019

Retail Slots Revenue

$166,999,047

$206,260,869

Retail Tables Revenue

$65,119,689

$76,184,709

I-Gaming Slot Revenue

$39,630,603

$2,525,726

Sports Wagering Revenue

$18,274,075

$6,115,016

I-Gaming Tables Revenue

$13,582,723

$902,914

I-Gaming Poker Revenue

$2,729,199

--

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$2,247,898

$56,221

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$2,134,494

$1,388,631

Total Gaming Revenue

$310,717,728

$293,434,087

Slot Machine Revenue

 

August’s gross revenue from slot machines at the casinos was $166,999,047, a 19% decrease in revenue when compared to the $206,260,869 generated in August 2019.

The number of slot machines in operation on August 30, 2020 was 16,008 compared to an average of 24,451 at the casinos in August 2019. 

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

Casino

August 2020 Slots Revenue

August 2019 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$35,244,882

$36,105,965

-2.38%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$20,345,173

$25,193,557

-19.24%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$17,378,748

$25,164,653

-30.94%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$15,091,488

$13,900,326

8.57%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$13,739,548

$15,615,012

-12.01%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$13,543,112

$17,496,123

-22.59%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$13,164,879

$17,297,432

-23.89%

The Meadows Casino

$11,696,288

$17,657,321

-33.76%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$10,997,699

$15,298,823

-28.11%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$7,091,254

$10,480,843

-32.34%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$6,529,458

$8,967,753

-27.19%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,176,519

$3,083,059

-29.40%

Statewide Total

$166,999,047

$206,260,869

-19.04%

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in August of this year was $86,265,164*.

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for August 2020 was $65,119,689, a decrease of 14.5% over August of last year when revenue was $76,184,709.

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

Casino

August 2020 Table Games Revenue

August 2019 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$14,489,757

$16,160,096

-10.34%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$12,815,933

$19,790,703

-35.24%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$9,221,735

$10,163,186

-9.26%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$5,737,446

$4,817,513

19.10%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$5,438,106

$6,866,365

-20.80%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,867,202

$3,657,208

5.74%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$3,417,918

$3,548,425

-3.68%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$3,050,047

$2,978,119

2.42%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,972,970

$3,175,923

-6.39%

The Meadows Casino

$2,344,349

$3,239,825

-27.64%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,542,180

$1,453,220

6.12%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$222,047

$334,126

-33.54%

Statewide Total

$65,119,689

$76,184,709

-14.52%

Total tax revenue from table games play during August was $10,481,940*.

Internet Casino-Type Gaming Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $55,942,525 during August 2020 compared to August 2019 when revenue was only $3,428,640. The August 2020 figure eclipses the previous revenue high achieved in May of this year.

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

$17,141,834

$15,199,856

$1,941,979

 

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$8,710,564

$4,400,373

$4,310,191

 

Parx Casino

$7,450,881

$6,053,164

$1,397,718

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$6,857,924

$2,424,949

$1,703,776

$2,729,199

Penn National – DraftKings.com

$6,560,733

$3,402,526

$3,158,206

 

Penn National – HollywoodCasino.com

$5,231,085

$4,652,096

$578,988

 

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,993,167

$2,584,244

$408,923

 

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$724,480

$700,249

$24,231

 

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$213,648

$238,684

-$25,036

 

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$33,117

-$49,997

$83,114

 

Live! Casino Philadelphia1

$25,091

$24,458

$633

 

Statewide Total

$55,942,525

$39,630,603

$13,582,723

$2,729,199

 

1Launched iGaming on August 14, 2020

 

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during August was $24,010,433*.

Internet Gaming revenue for each of the casinos during August of this year and August of last year, if applicable, is as follows:

 

Operator

August 2020
I-Gaming Revenue

August 2019
I-Gaming Revenue

Rivers Philadelphia

$17,141,834

--

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$11,791,817

$684,452

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$8,710,564

--

Parx Casino

$7,450,881

$1,095,761

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$6,857,924

--

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,993,167

--

Harrah's Philadelphia

$724,480

$1,648,427

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$213,648

--

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$33,117

--

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$25,091

--

Statewide Total

$55,942,525

$3,428,640

 

Sports Wagering Revenue

August 2020 total sports wagering handle was $364,985,423, or 122% higher than July 2020 total of $164,782,229. It was also the highest monthly handle to date topping January 2020’s handle of 348,381,708. 

The taxable sports wagering revenue figure for August 2020 was $18,387,277 or 126% higher than July 2020 taxable revenue of $8,147,480.

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

 

Casino Operator

Total

Handle3

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total Revenue

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$149,187,263

$228,611

$8,865,958

$9,094,569

Rivers Philadelphia

$32,066,001

$949,903

$1,236,042

$2,185,946

Rivers Pittsburgh

$25,344,591

$718,725

$1,267,294

$1,986,019

Parx Casino

$28,779,869

$65,709

$1,501,578

$1,567,287

The Meadows Casino

$88,248,545

$157,006

$1,156,515

$1,313,522

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$22,717,893

$77,818

$1,166,132

$1,243,950

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$6,132,232

$79,292

$156,051

$235,343

Harrah's Philadelphia

$3,961,332

$165,056

$55,060

$220,116

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,095,904

$185,455

$0

$185,455

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$1,511,661

$133,861

$0

$133,861

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$370,615

$70,208

$0

$70,208

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$4,569,518

$4,158

$33,642

$37,801

Statewide Total

$364,985,422

$2,835,802

$15,438,273

$18,274,075

 

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun Pocono

3 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 for this year and for last year if applicable, is as follows:

Operator

August 2020 Sports Wagering Revenue

August 2019 Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$9,094,569

$2,217,754

310%

Rivers Philadelphia

$2,185,946

$1,232,058

77%

Rivers Pittsburgh

$1,986,019

$212,515

835%

Parx Casino

$1,567,287

$1,223,926

28%

The Meadows Casino

$1,313,522

--

--

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$1,243,950

--

--

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$235,343

--

--

Harrah's Philadelphia

$220,116

$251,296

-12%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$185,455

$309,171

-40%

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$133,861

--

--

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$70,208

$337,680

-79%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$37,801

$282,384

-87%

Oaks Race & Sportsbook1 3

--

$48,230

--

Total

$18,274,075

$6,115,016

199%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun Pocono

3.Retail sportsbook no longer in operation

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during August was $6,578,667*.

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for August for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $2,247,898. By the close of August four VGT Terminal Operators were operating five machines at each of 36 truck stop establishments.

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

 

 

VGTs Terminal Operator

August VGTs Wagers

August VGTs

Payouts

August VGTs

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$18,956,489

$17,195,275

$1,761,213

Commonwealth Gaming2

$5,006,543

$4,607,670

$398,873

Second State Gaming3

$876,865

$790,118

$86,748

Jango4

$104,165

$103,101

$1,064

 Statewide Total

$24,944,062

$22,696,164

$2,247,898

 

1 operated VGTs in 21 establishments during August

2 operated VGTs in 9 establishments during August

3 operates VGTs in 4 establishments during August

4 operates VGTs in 2 establishments during August

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in August was $1,168,907*.

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $2,134,494 in August 2020, a increase of 54% over August of last year when revenue was $1,388,631.

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

 

Fantasy Contests Operator

August 2020 Fantasy Revenue

August 2019 Fantasy Revenue

% Change

DraftKings

$1,215,470

$755,952

61%

FanDuel

$905,414

$610,019

48%

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$12,419

$6,188

101%

Fantasy Draft

$1,185

($448)

--

Sportshub Technologies

$6

$295

-98%

Boom Fantasy

$0

$64

--

Draft1

--

$16,561

--

Statewide Total

$2,134,494

$1,388,631

54%

1No longer operating in PA

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in August of this year was $320,174*.

*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 12 sites; sports wagering offered through sportsbooks at 12 retail locations and through nine online outlets; video gaming terminals (VGTs) offered as of this date at 36 qualified truck stops; and, fantasy sports contests through six 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” 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.