FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 17th, 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

Record Month For Pennsylvania's Internet-type Casino Gaming

Overall gaming revenue up 2.7% over last year

HARRISBURG, PA:  PA Gaming Control Board reports show that the combined total revenue generated from all forms of gaming along with fantasy contests during January 2021 was $311,102,747, an increase of 2.73% compared to revenue generated in January 2020.

The Board is also reporting that revenue from Internet Casino Type Gaming of more than $80.4 million was the highest amount to date eclipsing the previous high set in December 2020 by 11% when revenue was $71,609,260.

Sources of gaming revenue regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board include slot machines, table games, internet gaming, sports wagering, fantasy contests and VGTs. The Board has posted separate reports for these types of gaming on its website. 

In its reporting of revenue for January, the Board notes that figures related to slot machine, table games and retail sports gambling in casinos along with Video Gaming Terminals encompassed just 28 days of the month. Casinos, however, continued to operator under various Covid-19 restrictions. Other internet-based games were operational for the full month of January.

The following chart compiles all revenue generated in January 2021 by casinos along with fantasy contests and video gaming terminals operated by other vendors and includes a comparison to total revenue generated last January.

 

Source

Jan 2021

Total Revenue

Jan 2020

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$49,479,917

$57,504,202

-13.95%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$43,594,717

$21,439,975

103.33%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$37,938,572

$21,686,544

74.94%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$36,804,910

$31,887,676

15.42%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$26,312,638

$38,252,649

-31.21%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$21,693,757

$34,510,647

-37.14%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$20,431,479

$19,869,528

2.83%

The Meadows Casino

$19,739,104

$20,966,333

-5.85%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$15,545,065

$19,545,901

-20.47%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$15,434,388

$21,315,408

-27.59%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$6,927,709

$10,056,117

-31.11%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$6,138,994

--

n/a

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$4,274,932

--

n/a

Fantasy Contests

$2,908,488

$2,064,773

40.86%

Video Gaming Terminals

$2,240,782

$1,115,218

100.93%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,222,995

$2,629,390

-53.49%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$414,300

--

n/a

Statewide Total

$311,102,747

$302,844,362

2.73%

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $127,117,920* during January 2021.

 

January Revenue by Game Type

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

 

Type of Gaming Revenue

Jan 2021

Jan 2020

% Change

Retail Slots Revenue

$140,740,379

$190,311,646

-26.05%

iGaming Slot Revenue

$51,007,942

$7,192,192

609.21%

Retail Tables Revenue

$50,829,571

$72,553,994

-29.94%

Sports Wagering Revenue

$33,970,396

$22,841,192

48.72%

iGaming Tables Revenue

$26,679,590

$4,608,081

478.97%

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$2,908,488

$2,064,773

40.86%

iGaming Poker Revenue

$2,725,600

$2,157,266

26.35%

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$2,240,782

$1,115,218

100.93%

Total Gaming Revenue

$311,102,747

$302,844,362

2.73%

 

Slot Machine Revenue

January’s gross revenue from slot machines was $140,740,379, a 26.05% decrease in revenue when compared to the $190,311,646 generated in January 2020.

The number of slot machines in operation in January 2021 was 18,703 compared to 24,126 at the casinos in January 2020. 

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

 

Casino

Jan 2021 Slots Revenue

Jan 2020 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$28,243,323

$35,856,344

-21.23%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$17,148,956

$19,980,835

-14.17%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$14,983,880

$25,046,909

-40.18%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$12,728,998

$16,056,967

-20.73%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$10,476,550

$15,841,638

-33.87%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$10,428,014

$16,152,459

-35.44%

The Meadows Casino

$9,854,255

$15,621,862

-36.92%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$9,220,777

$11,649,678

-20.85%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$7,999,419

$14,532,544

-44.96%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$5,782,493

$8,602,456

-32.78%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$5,329,426

$8,629,672

-38.24%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$5,168,736

--

n/a

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$2,270,378

--

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,105,172

$2,340,279

-52.78%

Statewide Total

$140,740,379

$190,311,646

-26.05%

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in January of 2021 was $72,856,608*.

 

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for January 2021 was $50,829,571, a decrease of -29.94% from January 2020, when revenue was $72,553,994.

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

 

Casino

Jan 2021 Table Games Revenue

Jan 2020 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$13,333,584

$16,487,345

-19.13%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$8,694,936

$18,271,813

-52.41%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$5,781,774

$10,467,045

-44.76%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$4,625,140

$6,974,963

-33.69%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$3,283,503

$4,943,352

-33.58%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,025,350

$3,367,058

-10.15%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,889,863

$2,914,950

-0.86%

The Meadows Casino

$1,980,493

$2,297,310

-13.79%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$1,966,368

$2,797,736

-29.72%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$1,914,541

$2,653,234

-27.84%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$1,400,260

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$941,169

$1,090,077

-13.66%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$874,767

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$117,823

$289,111

-59.25%

Statewide Total

$50,829,571

$72,553,994

-29.94%

Total tax revenue from table games play during January 2021 was $8,184,160*.

 

Internet Casino-Type Gaming (iGaming) Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $80,413,132 during January 2021 compared to $13,957,539 in January 2020. The amount in January also easily eclipsed the previous high revenue month for Internet Casino-Type gaming in December 2020 of $71,609,260.

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

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$27,591,016

$16,163,977

$11,427,039

 

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$20,990,798

$16,500,089

$4,490,709

 

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$14,747,594

$6,756,851

$7,990,743

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$6,339,116

$2,243,740

$1,369,776

$2,725,600

Parx Casino

$5,310,225

$4,800,873

$509,352

 

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,788,196

$2,249,265

$538,930

 

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$1,424,173

$1,180,332

$243,841

 

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$552,365

$379,794

$172,572

 

Live! Philadelphia

$487,350

$450,594

$36,756

 

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$182,298

$282,426

-$100,128

 

Statewide Total

$80,413,132

$51,007,942

$26,679,590

$2,725,600

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during January 2021 was $32,246,329*.

Total iGaming revenue for each of the casinos during January 2021 and January 2020, if applicable, is as follows:

 

Operator

Jan 2021
iGaming Revenue

Jan 2020
iGaming Revenue

% Change

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$27,591,016

$2,405,023

1047.22%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$20,990,798

$3,549,970

491.30%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$14,747,594

$2,081,252

608.59%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$6,339,116

$3,480,095

82.15%

Parx Casino

$5,310,225

$1,644,854

222.84%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,788,196

$786,447

254.53%

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$1,424,173

--

n/a

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$552,365

--

n/a

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$487,350

--

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$182,298

$9,898

1741.71%

Statewide Total

$80,413,132

$13,957,539

476.13%


Sports Wagering Revenue

January 2021 total sports wagering handle was $615,294,827 or 12.16% above the December 2020 total of $548,590,065. At the same time, the taxable revenue figure for January 2021 was $33,970,396 or 0.26% below than December 2020 taxable revenue of $34,059,539.

January 2021 sports wagering total handle and revenue is as follows:

 

Casino Operator

Total

Handle3

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total Revenue

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$223,307,287

$225,425

$14,293,196

$14,518,621

The Meadows Casino

$145,230,750

$184,046

$7,720,309

$7,904,355

Parx Casino

$28,765,215

$499,811

$1,845,056

$2,344,867

Rivers Pittsburgh

$31,653,273

$804,703

$1,280,033

$2,084,736

Rivers Philadelphia

$27,722,868

$671,485

$1,361,433

$2,032,918

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$27,339,866

$77,282

$1,768,955

$1,846,237

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$66,535,848

$240,960

$1,067,375

$1,308,335

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$4,123,074

$556,183

-$81,367

$474,816

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$11,889,856

$59,413

$377,770

$437,183

Hollywood Morgantown

$39,306,952

$0

$414,300

$414,300

Harrah's Philadelphia

$3,364,583

$262,192

$36,506

$298,698

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$1,995,038

$247,918

$0

$247,918

Live! Philadelphia

$535,373

$116,944

$0

$116,944

Live! Pittsburgh

$465,476

$95,491

$0

$95,491

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$988,552

-$71,405

$0

-$71,405

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$2,070,815

$60,280

-$143,898

-$83,618

Statewide Total

$615,294,827

$4,030,728

$29,939,668

$33,970,396

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 January 2021 and January 2020, if applicable, is as follows:

 

Operator

Jan 2021 Sports Wagering Revenue

Jan 2020 Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$14,518,621

$8,087,886

79.51%

The Meadows Casino

$7,904,355

$3,047,162

159.40%

Parx Casino

$2,344,867

$2,916,749

-19.61%

Rivers Pittsburgh

$2,084,736

$2,488,775

-16.23%

Rivers Philadelphia

$2,032,918

$3,338,117

-39.10%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$1,846,237

$1,372,697

34.50%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$1,308,335

$180,249

625.85%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$474,816

$326,470

45.44%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$437,183

$264,581

65.24%

Hollywood Morgantown

$414,300

--

n/a

Harrah's Philadelphia

$298,698

$219,597

36.02%

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$247,918

$501,515

-50.57%

Live! Philadelphia

$116,944

--

n/a

Live! Pittsburgh

$95,491

--

n/a

Oaks Race & Sportsbook1 3

--

$97,394

n/a

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

-$71,405

--

n/a

Wind Creek Bethlehem

-$83,618

--

n/a

Statewide Total

$33,970,396

$22,841,192

48.72%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun Pocono

3 Retail sportsbook no longer in operation

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during January 2021 was $12,229,342*.

 

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for January 2021 for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $2,240,782. By the close of January 2021, four VGT Terminal Operators were operating the maximum permitted five machines at 42 truck stop establishments.

Truck Stop VGT adjusted revenue for each of the terminal operators during January 2021 is as follows:

 

VGTs Terminal Operator

Jan VGTs Wagers

Jan VGTs

Payouts

Jan VGTs

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$18,665,486

$16,962,391

$1,703,096

Commonwealth Gaming2

$3,336,569

$3,034,000

$302,569

Second State Gaming3

$1,523,827

$1,388,012

$135,815

Jango4

$1,226,736

$1,127,433

$99,303

 Statewide Total

$24,752,618

$22,511,836

$2,240,782

1 operated VGTs in 24 establishments during January

2 operated VGTs in 10 establishments during January

3 operates VGTs in 4 establishments during January

4 operates VGTs in 4 establishments during January

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in January 2021 was $1,165,207.

 

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $2,908,488 in January 2021, an increase of 40.86% over January 2020, when revenue was $2,064,773.

Fantasy Contests adjusted revenue for each of the operators which had revenue for January 2021 and January 2020 are displayed in the following table:

 

Fantasy Contests Operator

Jan 2021 Fantasy Revenue

Jan 2020 Fantasy Revenue

DraftKings

$1,680,420

$1,046,125

FanDuel

$1,165,777

$960,471

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$56,245

$52,801

Sportshub Technologies

$6,046

$6,438

Fantasy Draft

$0

-$1,125

Boom Fantasy

$0

$62

Statewide Total

$2,908,488

$2,064,773

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in January 2021 was $436,273*.

*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 at 14 land-based casinos, online casino games, retail and online sports wagering, and Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at qualified truck stops, along with the regulation of online fantasy sports contests.

The land-based casino industry in Pennsylvania consists of six racetrack (Category 1) casinos, five stand-alone (Category 2) casinos, two resort (Category 3) casinos and one mini-casino (Category 4).  Casino expansion will continue over the next couple of years with the anticipated openings of up to four additional Category 4 casinos. A significant job generator in the Commonwealth, casinos and the other types of Board-regulated gaming annually generate over $1.5 billion in tax revenue.

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.