FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 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

Retail Casino Gaming Decrease Leads To Lower Overall PA Gaming Revenue In November

However, iGaming and Sports Wagering again set revenue highs

HARRISBURG, PA:  Figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board show total revenue generated from gaming and fantasy contests in the Commonwealth during November 2020 was $284,267,329 which represents a decrease of 2.68% compared to revenue generated in November 2019.

Sources of gaming revenue regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board include slot machines, table games, internet gaming, 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 November 2020 by casinos along with fantasy contests and video gaming terminals operated by other vendors, and includes a comparison to total revenue generated last November. The new addition to this report is Live! Casino Pittsburgh which began generating slot machine, table games and sports wagering revenue from its Westmoreland County facility on November 14th:

 

Source

Nov 2020

Total Revenue

Nov 2019

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$50,213,047

$54,277,050

-7.49%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$33,607,988

$21,081,944

59.42%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$33,589,011

$17,369,708

93.38%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$30,552,033

$29,544,134

3.41%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$27,593,625

$40,123,236

-31.23%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$21,454,270

$18,879,249

13.64%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$20,057,535

$33,446,354

-40.03%

The Meadows Casino

$18,808,538

$20,764,007

-9.42%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$17,657,433

$21,018,869

-15.99%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$14,822,443

$19,002,697

-22.00%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$6,609,291

$10,209,582

-35.26%

Fantasy Contests

$3,015,062

$2,981,157

1.14%

Video Gaming Terminals

$2,259,393

$659,288

242.70%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$2,262,629

N/A

N/A

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,470,938

$2,733,068

-46.18%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$294,093

N/A

N/A

Statewide Total

$284,267,329

$292,090,342

-2.68%

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $115,599,645* during November 2020.

November Revenue by Game Type

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

 

Type of Gaming Revenue

Nov 2020

Nov 2019

% Change

Retail Slots Revenue

$129,530,805

$189,333,840

-31.59%

Retail Tables Revenue

$52,336,318

$74,739,560

-29.98%

I-Gaming Slot Revenue

$39,393,804

$5,093,788

673.37%

Sports Wagering Revenue

$37,350,246

$14,720,686

153.73%

I-Gaming Tables Revenue

$17,972,466

$2,596,529

592.17%

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$3,015,062

$2,981,157

1.14%

I-Gaming Poker Revenue

$2,409,235

$1,965,494

22.58%

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$2,259,393

$659,288

242.70%

Total Gaming Revenue

$284,267,329

$292,090,342

-2.68%


Slot Machine Revenue

November’s gross revenue from slot machines was $129,530,805, a 31.59% decrease in revenue when compared to the $189,333,840 generated in November 2019.

The number of slot machines in operation on November 30, 2020 was 16,957 compared to 24,125 at the casinos on November 30, 2019. 

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

 

Casino

Nov 2020 Slots Revenue

Nov 2019 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$27,552,069

$34,713,449

-20.63%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$15,988,368

$20,487,295

-21.96%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$14,099,011

$24,729,311

-42.99%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$11,778,313

$15,945,467

-26.13%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$11,509,094

$15,418,042

-25.35%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$9,961,033

$11,884,486

-16.18%

The Meadows Casino

$9,884,537

$16,022,272

-38.31%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$9,681,165

$15,719,947

-38.41%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia1

$5,782,894

$14,349,337

-59.70%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$4,983,368

$8,633,345

-42.28%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$4,963,078

$9,013,249

-44.94%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$1,989,178

N/A

N/A

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,358,696

$2,417,640

-43.80%

Statewide Total

$129,530,805

$189,333,840

-31.59%

1 Closed due to Covid-19 restrictions implemented by the City of Philadelphia on November 20th

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in November of this year was $67,584,647*.

 

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for November 2020 was $52,336,318, a decrease of 29.98% from November of last year when revenue was $74,739,560.

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

 

Casino

Nov 2020 Table Games Revenue

Nov 2019 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$13,090,238

$15,575,323

-15.96%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$11,185,646

$19,635,941

-43.03%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia1

$6,166,425

$10,426,408

-40.86%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$4,205,940

$5,366,471

-21.63%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$3,938,805

$7,103,126

-44.55%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,579,237

$2,931,911

22.08%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,812,963

$2,525,853

11.37%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,348,913

$3,220,300

-27.06%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$1,915,767

$3,024,856

-36.67%

The Meadows Casino

$1,749,242

$3,340,164

-47.63%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,004,765

$1,273,779

-21.12%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$226,134

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$112,242

$315,428

-64.42%

Statewide Total

$52,336,318

$74,739,560

-29.98%

1 Closed due to Covid-19 restrictions implemented by the City of Philadelphia on November 20th

Total tax revenue from table games play during November was $8,418,667 *.

 

Internet Casino-Type Gaming Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $59,775,505 during November 2020 compared to $9,655,811 in November 2019. The previous high revenue month for Internet Casino-Type gaming was in October 2020.

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

$16,572,721

$13,786,844

$2,785,876

n/a

Penn National – DraftKings.com

$11,633,912

$5,112,501

$6,521,411

n/a

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$10,384,395

$4,732,757

$5,651,638

n/a

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$6,338,085

$2,374,193

$1,554,656

$2,409,235

Parx Casino

$5,916,326

$5,187,196

$729,129

n/a

Penn National – HollywoodCasino.com

$4,062,730

$3,937,117

$125,613

n/a

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,449,717

$2,235,243

$214,473

n/a

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$1,523,626

$1,188,809

$334,817

n/a

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$357,547

$334,866

$22,681

n/a

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$294,093

$272,628

$21,465

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$242,355

$231,648

$10,707

n/a

Statewide Total

$59,775,505

$39,393,804

$17,972,466

$2,409,235

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during November was $24,523,098*.

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

 

Operator

Nov 2020
I-Gaming Revenue

Nov 2019
I-Gaming Revenue

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$16,572,721

$3,171,762

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$15,696,642

$1,867,657

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$10,384,395

n/a

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$6,338,085

$2,989,131

Parx Casino

$5,916,326

$1,495,846

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,449,717

$131,416

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$1,523,626

n/a

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$357,547

n/a

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$294,093

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$242,355

n/a

Statewide Total

$59,775,505

$9,655,811

 

Sports Wagering Revenue

November 2020 total sports wagering handle was $491,910,713 or 6.45% lower than October 2020 total of $525,802,524.   At the same time, the taxable revenue figure for November 2020 was $37,350,246 or 1.56% higher than October taxable revenue of $36,776,926 which had been the previous high for a month.

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

 

Casino Operator

Total

Handle3

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total Revenue

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$180,056,254

$367,615

$15,060,960

$15,428,575

The Meadows Casino

$112,546,122

$287,319

$6,887,440

$7,174,759

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$57,806,082

$295,392

$3,488,727

$3,784,120

Parx Casino

$28,529,299

$1,509,056

$2,054,563

$3,563,619

Rivers Philadelphia4

$27,386,960

$1,112,829

$917,164

$2,029,993

Rivers Pittsburgh

$34,998,795

$1,043,877

$975,843

$2,019,720

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$28,902,526

$36,523

$1,539,392

$1,575,915

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$9,991,516

$411,165

$194,793

$605,958

Harrah's Philadelphia

$3,328,342

$360,632

$58,141

$418,773

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$4,610,010

$370,170

$8,632

$378,802

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$1,399,802

$169,837

$0

$169,837

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$2,031,016

$90,795

$0

$90,795

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$164,486

$62,065

$0

$62,065

Live! Pittsburgh

$159,503

$47,317

$0

$47,317

Statewide Total

$491,910,713

$6,164,590

$31,185,656

$37,350,246

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.

4 Retail sports wagering closed due to Covid-19 restrictions implemented by the City of Philadelphia on November 20th

Sports wagering revenue for each of the casinos for this year and for last year if applicable, is as follows:

 

Operator

Nov 2020 Sports Wagering Revenue

Nov 2019 Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$15,428,575

$5,830,606

164.61%

The Meadows Casino

$7,174,759

$1,401,570

411.91%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$3,784,120

$48,520

n/a

Parx Casino

$3,563,619

$2,003,358

77.88%

Rivers Philadelphia4

$2,029,993

$1,596,627

27.14%

Rivers Pittsburgh

$2,019,720

$1,613,917

25.14%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$1,575,915

$1,073,722

46.77%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$605,958

$126,478

379.10%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$418,773

$234,355

78.69%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$378,802

$302,458

25.24%

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$169,837

n/a

n/a

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$90,795

$339,310

-73.24%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$62,065

n/a

n/a

Live! Pittsburgh

$47,317

n/a

n/a

Oaks Race & Sportsbook1 3

n/a

$149,765

n/a

Statewide Total

$37,350,246

$14,720,686

153.73%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun Pocono

3 Retail sportsbook no longer in operation

4 Retail sports wagering closed due to Covid-19 restrictions implemented by the City of Philadelphia on November 20th

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during November was $13,446,089*.

 

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for November for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $2,259,393. By the close of November, four VGT Terminal Operators were operating the maximum permitted five machines at 39 truck stop establishments.

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

 

VGTs Terminal Operator

Nov VGTs Wagers

Nov VGTs

Payouts

Nov VGTs

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$18,698,168

$16,964,127

$1,734,042

Commonwealth Gaming2

$4,005,467

$3,716,479

$288,988

Second State Gaming3

$1,706,753

$1,572,229

$134,523

Jango4

$1,087,427

$985,587

$101,840

 Statewide Total

$25,497,814

$23,238,422

$2,259,393

1 operated VGTs in 22 establishments during November

2 operated VGTs in 9 establishments during November

3 operates VGTs in 4 establishments during November

4 operates VGTs in 4 establishments during November

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in November was $1,174,884.

 

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $3,015,062 in November 2020, an increase of 1.14% over November of last year when revenue was $2,981,157.

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

 

Fantasy Contests Operator

Nov 2020 Fantasy Revenue

Nov 2019 Fantasy Revenue

DraftKings

$1,926,621

$1,653,981

FanDuel

$1,071,323

$1,285,748

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$15,579

$15,137

Sportshub Technologies

$1,539

$983

Boom Fantasy

--

$903

Fantasy Draft

--

-$3,896

Draft1

n/a

$28,301

Statewide Total

$3,015,062

$2,981,157

1No longer operating in PA

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in November of this year was $452,259*.

*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 13 retail locations and through 11 online outlets; video gaming terminals (VGTs) offered as of this date at 40 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. An additional Category 2 casino is expected to open in the first quarter of 2021, while a number of Category 4 casinos 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.