FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17th, 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 13% Increase In Gaming Revenue In October

Record revenue in the iGaming and Sports Wagering sector fuel the increase

HARRISBURG, PA:  Figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board show dramatic increases year over year in iGaming and Sports Wagering revenue during October of this year compared to October 2019.

Total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated in the Commonwealth during October 2020 was $320,218,237 which represents an increase of 12.87% compared to revenue generated in October 2019.

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. 

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

 

Source

Oct 2020

Total Revenue

Oct 2019

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$54,942,916

$54,688,167

0.47%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$39,088,546

$30,249,282

29.22%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$35,291,784

$16,610,538

112.47%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$34,968,936

$20,702,692

68.91%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$33,138,847

$39,643,185

-16.41%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$25,515,888

$32,067,671

-20.43%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$23,253,524

$16,090,355

44.52%

The Meadows Casino

$21,085,216

$17,029,612

23.82%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$18,452,911

$20,240,395

-8.83%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$17,521,427

$19,136,327

-8.44%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$9,078,834

$10,585,607

-14.23%

Fantasy Contests

$3,203,005

$3,264,361

-1.88%

Video Gaming Terminals

$2,416,180

$466,389

418.06%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,981,759

$2,931,544

-32.40%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$278,463

--

--

Statewide Total

$320,218,237

$283,706,124

12.87%

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $130,143,972.33* during October 2020.


October Revenue by Game Type

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

 

Type of Gaming Revenue

Oct 2020

Oct 2019

Retail Slots Revenue

$154,725,850

$186,921,921

Retail Tables Revenue

$63,335,846

$73,162,270

I-Gaming Slot Revenue

$40,349,548

$3,977,208

Sports Wagering Revenue

$36,776,926

$14,948,249

I-Gaming Tables Revenue

$16,988,378

$965,726

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$3,203,005

$3,264,361

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$2,416,180

$466,389

I-Gaming Poker Revenue

$2,422,505

--

Total Gaming Revenue

$320,218,237

$283,706,124


Slot Machine Revenue

October’s gross revenue from slot machines was $154,725,850, a 17.22% decrease in revenue when compared to the $186,921,921 generated in October 2019.

The number of slot machines in operation on October 31, 2020 was 16,611 compared to 23,786 at the casinos on October 31, 2019. 

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

 

Casino

Oct 2020 Slots Revenue

Oct 2019 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$31,054,025

$34,520,366

-10.04%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$18,218,472

$21,707,019

-16.07%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$17,104,803

$23,819,198

-28.19%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$13,639,901

$15,752,497

-13.41%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$12,512,002

$15,349,810

-18.49%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$12,460,266

$15,212,138

-18.09%

The Meadows Casino

$12,159,572

$14,373,928

-15.41%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$11,672,950

$11,953,661

-2.35%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$10,635,613

$14,190,952

-25.05%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$6,903,158

$8,340,584

-17.23%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$6,575,790

$9,075,387

-27.54%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,789,298

$2,626,382

-31.87%

Statewide Total

$154,725,850

$186,921,921

-17.22%

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in October of this year was $80,084,645*.

 

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for October 2020 was $63,335,846, a decrease of 13.43% over October of last year when revenue was $73,162,270.

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

 

Casino

Oct 2020 Table Games Revenue

Oct 2019 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$14,324,442

$17,936,166

-20.14%

Parx Casino

$14,214,035

$16,731,803

-15.05%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$9,393,842

$10,805,533

-13.06%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$5,946,131

$6,463,497

-8.00%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$4,861,334

$4,750,961

2.32%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,482,392

$3,627,441

-4.00%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,719,831

$2,469,030

10.16%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,364,404

$2,799,464

-15.54%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,339,912

$3,480,821

-32.78%

The Meadows Casino

$2,077,935

$2,477,001

-16.11%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,419,128

$1,315,391

7.89%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$192,462

$305,162

-36.93%

Statewide Total

$63,335,846

$73,162,270

-13.43%

Total tax revenue from table games play during October was $10,188,273*.

 

Internet Casino-Type Gaming Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $59,760,431 during October 2020, the highest single month of revenue thus far for this type of gaming. October 2019 revenue was $4,942,934

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

$16,604,301

$14,084,924

$2,519,377

 

Penn National – DraftKings.com

$11,043,742

$5,091,868

$5,951,874

 

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$10,026,771

$4,988,472

$5,038,299

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$6,929,292

$2,931,274

$1,575,514

$2,422,505

Parx Casino

$5,929,793

$5,136,336

$793,457

 

Penn National – HollywoodCasino.com

$4,497,092

$4,227,798

$269,294

 

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,595,861

$2,103,522

$492,340

 

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$774,230

$628,072

$146,158

 

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$595,934

$534,171

$61,763

 

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$484,952

$374,878

$110,074

 

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$278,463

$248,235

$30,228

 

Statewide Total

$59,760,431

$40,349,548

$16,988,378

$2,422,505

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during October was $24,894,497*.


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

Operator

Oct 2020
I-Gaming Revenue

Oct 2019
I-Gaming Revenue

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$16,604,301

$2,532,099

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$15,540,834

$1,800,648

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$10,026,771

--

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$6,929,292

--

Parx Casino

$5,929,793

$610,187

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,595,861

--

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$774,230

--

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$595,934

--

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$484,952

--

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$278,463

--

Statewide Total

$59,760,431

$4,942,934


Sports Wagering Revenue

Activity for sports wagering in Pennsylvania during October 2020 was significantly higher over the previous year as total handle reached $525,802,524, more than double that of October 2019 when handle was $241,186,066. It also was significantly higher than the record handle set in the previous month of September 2020 of $462,787,392.

In addition, the taxable sports wagering revenue figure for October 2020 set a record eclipsing the previous monthly revenue high of $22,841,192 in January of this year.

October 2020 sports wagering total handle and revenue is as follows:

Casino Operator

Total

Handle3

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total Revenue

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$184,932,295

$935,856

$14,706,169

$15,642,025

The Meadows Casino

$123,398,250

$376,391

$6,471,318

$6,847,709

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$63,802,151

$461,138

$2,962,659

$3,423,797

Parx Casino

$29,852,182

$1,124,992

$2,143,025

$3,268,017

Rivers Pittsburgh

$36,186,443

$1,016,139

$1,448,815

$2,464,954

Rivers Philadelphia

$32,442,650

$985,184

$1,469,606

$2,454,790

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$29,005,321

$83,001

$1,085,889

$1,168,890

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$4,791,624

$583,888

$15,076

$598,964

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$3,785,766

$477,047

$0

$477,047

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$11,758,422

$290,029

$101,458

$391,487

Harrah's Philadelphia

$3,848,985

$290,840

$66,241

$357,081

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$1,998,436

-$317,835

$0

-$317,835

Total

$525,802,524

$6,306,670

$30,470,256

$36,776,926

1 Operated 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

Oct 2020
Sports Wagering Revenue

Oct 2019
Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$15,642,025

$5,800,924

169.65%

The Meadows Casino

$6,847,709

$178,682

3732.34%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$3,423,797

$350,083

877.99%

Parx Casino

$3,268,017

$2,261,411

44.51%

Rivers Pittsburgh

$2,464,954

$1,784,975

38.09%

Rivers Philadelphia

$2,454,790

$2,720,698

-9.77%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$1,168,890

$509,253

129.53%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$598,964

$194,829

207.43%

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$477,047

$402,272

18.59%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$391,487

$305,697

28.06%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$357,081

$277,295

28.77%

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

-$317,835

--

N/A

Oaks Race & Sportsbook1 3

--

$162,127

N/A

Total

$36,776,926

$14,948,249

146%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun Pocono

3.Retail sportsbook no longer in operation

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during October was $13,239,693*.

 

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for October for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $2,416,180. By the close of October, four VGT Terminal Operators were operating the maximum permitted five machines at 37 truck stop establishments.

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

 

VGTs Terminal Operator

Oct VGTs Wagers

Oct VGTs

Payouts

Oct VGTs

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$19,381,893

$17,565,807

$1,816,086

Commonwealth Gaming2

$4,717,730

$4,334,492

$383,238

Second State Gaming3

$1,684,146

$1,534,266

$149,879

Jango4

$1,115,457

$1,048,480

$66,976

 Statewide Total

$26,899,226

$24,483,046

$2,416,180

1 operated VGTs in 22 establishments during October

2 operated VGTs in 9 establishments during October

3 operates VGTs in 4 establishments during October

4 operates VGTs in 2 establishments during October

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in October was $1,256,413.


Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $3,203,005 in October 2020, a decrease of 2% over October of last year when revenue was $3,264,361.

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

 

Fantasy Contests Operator

Oct 2020 Fantasy Revenue

Oct 2019 Fantasy Revenue

DraftKings

$1,759,643

$1,769,444

FanDuel

$1,425,869

$1,403,161

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$14,777

$23,015

Sportshub Technologies

$2,716

$51,963

Boom Fantasy

--

-$119

Fantasy Draft

--

-$9,307

Draft1

N/A

$26,204

Statewide Total

$3,203,005

$3,264,361

1No longer operating in PA

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in October of this year was $480,451*.

*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 37 qualified truck stops; and, fantasy sports contests through six providers.

The mature land-based casino industry in Pennsylvania currently consists of six racetrack (Category 1) and four stand-alone (Category 2) casinos in, along with the two resort (Category 3) casinos and one mini-casino (Category 4).  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 an additional Category 2 casino is currently underway along with a number of Category 4 casinos which 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.