FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 19th, 2021

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

PGCB Reports Total Pennsylvania Gaming And Fantasy Contest Revenue For Calendar Year 2020

HARRISBURG, PA:  Even with strong revenue increases from newer gambling initiatives such as sports wagering and iGaming, closures of retail gaming due to the Covid-19 pandemic led to 22.24% drop in gaming revenues in 2020, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Casino closure days totaled 1,473 in 2020, or 33% of the number of days the 13 casinos would have been operating in a normal year. Additionally, VGT establishments were shut down for a similar percentage of days due to Covid-19 safety measures.

For the year, the combined revenue of slot machine, table games, sports wagering, iGaming, video gaming terminals (VGTs) and fantasy contests totaled $2,653,511,029 compared to $3,412,594,239 in 2019.

At the same time, the combined revenue of the four other forms of gaming established under the Gaming Expansion Act of 2017 and regulated by the Gaming Control Board took in $793,276,978, an increase of 443.66% over revenue of $145,914,380 achieved for those games in 2019.

A comparison of combined revenue is below:

Year

Slot

Machine Revenue

Table Games Revenue

iGaming Revenue

Sports Wagering Revenue

Fantasy Sports Contests

VGT’s Revenue

Total Gaming Revenue

2010

$2,273,934,190

$212,473,870

 

 

 

 

$2,486,408,061

2011

$2,405,867,897

$618,905,062

 

 

 

 

$3,024,772,959

2012

$2,470,935,317

$687,382,546

 

 

 

 

$3,158,317,863

2013

$2,384,098,225

$729,830,365

 

 

 

 

$3,113,928,590

2014

$2,319,534,380

$749,543,217

 

 

 

 

$3,069,077,597

2015

$2,365,651,659

$808,137,112

 

 

 

 

$3,173,788,771

2016

$2,360,184,122

$853,238,055

 

 

 

 

$3,213,422,178

2017

$2,336,212,902

$890,704,254

 

 

 

 

$3,226,917,156

2018

$2,369,885,203

$878,796,174

 

$2,516,589

$15,309,615

 

$3,266,507,581

2019

$2,363,085,678

$903,594,181

$33,599,749

$84,112,967

$25,872,124

$2,329,540

$3,412,594,239

2020

$1,355,924,785

$504,309,266

$565,776,908

$189,703,465

$21,148,707

$16,647,898

$2,653,511,029

Estimated combined tax revenue from these gambling initiatives for 2020 was $1,098,970,241 compared to $1,415,879,539 in 2019. Tax revenue figures reflect amounts generated prior to any adjustments by the PA Department of Revenue.


Slot Machine Revenue

Gross revenue from slot machines at the casinos was $1,355,924,785, a 42.62% decrease in revenue when compared to the $2,363,085,678 generated in 2019.

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

Slot Machine Revenue by Operator

Slot Machine Revenue 2020

Slot Machine Revenue 2019

% Change

Parx Casino (closed 125 days)

$262,581,118

$421,854,299

-37.76%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh (closed 112 days)

$160,294,434

$297,654,784

-46.15%

Wind Creek Bethlehem (closed 122 days)

$150,815,262

$284,925,194

-47.07%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National (closed 120 days)

$120,532,358

$203,110,934

-40.66%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino (closed 123 days)

$116,912,653

$191,392,632

-38.91%

The Meadows Casino (closed 103 days)

$111,879,760

$199,885,573

-44.03%

Mohegan Sun Pocono (closed 117 days)

$110,716,694

$193,353,624

-42.74%

Mount Airy Casino Resort (closed 116 days)

$103,141,984

$144,071,602

-28.41%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia (closed 165)

$81,116,657

$180,455,250

-55.05%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino (closed 121 days)

$58,932,559

$114,242,721

-48.41%

Valley Forge Casino Resort (closed 124 days)

$57,113,919

$102,663,050

-44.37%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin (closed 106 days)

$18,153,829

$29,476,016

-38.41%

Live! Pittsburgh (closed 19 days)

$3,733,558

--

n/a

Statewide Total

$1,355,924,785

$2,363,085,678

-42.62%

 

Table Games Revenue

2020 gross revenue from table games at the casinos was $504,309,266, a 44.19% decrease in revenue when compared to the $903,594,181 generated in 2019.

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

Table Games Revenue by Operator

2020 Table Games Revenue

2019 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino (closed 125 days)

$118,090,791

$192,056,742

-38.51%

Wind Creek Bethlehem (closed 122 days)

$103,998,874

$237,227,583

-56.16%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia (closed 165 days)

$66,883,028

$131,498,282

-49.14%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh (closed 112 days)

$47,729,358

$82,036,496

-41.82%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino (closed 123 days)

$41,445,479

$59,207,100

-30.00%

Mount Airy Casino Resort (closed 116 days)

$27,619,374

$38,050,354

-27.41%

Valley Forge Casino Resort (closed 124 days)

$23,924,751

$38,579,486

-37.99%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National (closed 120 days)

$23,036,175

$37,186,767

-38.05%

Mohegan Sun Pocono (closed 117 days)

$19,751,533

$33,453,321

-40.96%

The Meadows Casino (closed 103 days)

$19,285,360

$35,702,001

-45.98%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino (closed 121 days)

$9,933,047

$15,135,601

-34.37%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin (closed 106 days)

$2,087,282

$3,460,446

-39.68%

Live! Pittsburgh (closed 19 days)

$524,213

--

n/a

Statewide Total

$504,309,266

$903,594,181

-44.19%

 

Sports Wagering Revenue

2020 revenue from sports wagering was $189,703,465, a 126% increase in revenue when compared to the $84,112,967 generated in 2019.

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

Sports Wagering Revenue by Operator

2020 Sports Wagering Revenue

2019 Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$69,073,549

$24,595,966

180.83%

The Meadows Casino

$30,298,130

$2,321,986

1204.84%

Parx Casino

$19,631,513

$14,351,607

36.79%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$19,056,141

$3,082,054

518.29%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$17,559,215

$15,488,594

13.37%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$14,949,676

$12,308,738

21.46%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$10,594,285

$2,246,518

371.59%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$2,258,515

$1,531,258

47.49%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$1,972,846

$733,356

169.02%

South Philly Race & Sportsbook

$1,911,489

$3,721,614

-48.64%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$1,796,556

$2,544,969

-29.41%

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley

$327,724

--

n/a

Oaks Race & Sportsbook1

$106,397

$1,186,305

-91.03%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$57,332

--

n/a

Live! Pittsburgh

$76,950

--

n/a

Hollywood Morgantown

$33,148

--

n/a

Statewide Total

$189,703,465

$84,112,967

125.53%

1Ceased operations during 2020


Fantasy Contests Revenue

2020 revenue from fantasy contests was $21,148,707, a 18.26% decrease in revenue when compared to the $25,872,124 generated in 2019.

 

Fantasy contests revenue for each of the providers, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year, is as follows:

Fantasy Contests Operator

2020 Revenue

2019 Revenue

% Change

DraftKings

$12,179,468

$13,362,748

-8.86%

FanDuel

$8,443,929

$11,648,084

-27.51%

Fantasy Football Players Championship

$274,806

$253,752

8.30%

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$151,533

$162,814

-6.93%

Sportshub Technologies

$92,501

$118,864

-22.18%

Fulltime Fantasy Sports

$7,673

$15,371

-50.08%

Boom Fantasy

$76

$10,091

-99.25%

Draft1

$0

$335,288

-100.00%

Fantasy Draft

-$1,278

-$34,889

-96.34%

Statewide Total

$21,148,707

$25,872,124

-18.26%

1No longer operating in PA


iGaming Revenue

2020 revenue for iGaming was $565,776,908 an 1583.87% increase in revenue when compared to the $33,599,749 generated in 2019.  The first iGaming provider became operational in July 2019.  At the end of 2020 there were 10 iGaming certificate holders operating 13 online sites in Pennsylvania.

iGaming revenue for each of the providers is as follows:

Casino Operator

2020 Revenue

2019 Revenue

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$162,582,261

$11,813,990

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$122,539,727

$7,971,959

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$95,271,346

--

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$83,726,414

$7,021,325

Parx Casino

$61,872,245

$6,254,616

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$25,428,143

$537,861

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$7,890,774

--

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$3,009,784

--

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$2,354,776

--

Live! Philadelphia

$1,101,439

--

Statewide Total

$565,776,908

$33,599,749

 

Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs)

2020 revenue for VGTs at Truck Stops was $16,647,898 a 615% increase in revenue when compared to the $2,329,540 generated in 2019.  The first VGT’s became operational in August 2019.  At the end of the year there were 40 VGT facilities in Pennsylvania.

VGT revenue for each of the operators, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year, is as follows:

VGT Terminal Operators

2020 Revenue

2019 Revenue

% Change

Marquee by Penn

$13,162,327

$1,853,515

610%

Commonwealth Gaming

$2,645,492

$476,025

456%

Second State Gaming

$559,280

--

n/a

Jango

$280,798

--

n/a

 Statewide Total

$16,647,898

$2,329,540

615%

Breakdowns of revenue by types of gambling and by operator is available on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.

 

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 13 land-based casinos, the expansion includes online casino games available to date on 13 sites; sports wagering offered through sportsbooks at 14 retail locations and through 12 online outlets; Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) offered as of this date at 41 qualified truck stops; and, fantasy sports contests through eight providers.

The 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, Live! Casino Philadelphia, plans to open this month, 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