FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 16th, 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

Gaming Control Board Reports Gaming Revenue For February

HARRISBURG, PA:  PA Gaming Control Board reports released today show that the combined total revenue generated from all forms of gaming along with fantasy contests during February 2021 was $301,979,821, a less than 1% decrease compared to revenue generated in February 2020.

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.

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

 

Source

Feb 2021

Total Revenue

Feb 2020

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$47,098,941

$58,035,604

-18.84%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$41,881,693

$23,010,387

82.01%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$32,981,092

$35,069,290

-5.95%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$31,504,414

$18,906,141

66.64%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$26,640,907

$37,723,338

-29.38%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$21,494,431

$34,608,559

-37.89%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$19,571,937

$18,832,896

3.92%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$16,276,020

n/a

n/a

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$15,294,579

$20,577,385

-25.67%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$14,803,527

$21,792,889

-32.07%

The Meadows Casino

$14,319,649

$19,371,122

-26.08%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$7,543,544

$10,428,473

-27.66%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$6,265,750

n/a

n/a

Video Gaming Terminals

$2,516,556

$1,341,936

87.53%

Fantasy Contests

$2,044,270

$1,702,439

20.08%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,543,747

$2,949,282

-47.66%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$198,763

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$301,979,821

$304,349,740

-0.78%

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $122,892,932* during February 2021.

 

February Revenue by Game Type

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

 

Type of Gaming Revenue

Feb 2021

Feb 2020

% Change

Retail Slots Revenue

$145,851,166

$199,666,274

-26.95%

Retail Tables Revenue

$57,399,564

$77,426,025

-25.87%

iGaming Slot Revenue

$50,587,113

$9,633,981

425.09%

iGaming Tables Revenue

$24,681,267

$8,026,478

207.50%

Sports Wagering Revenue

$16,379,807

$4,722,252

246.86%

iGaming Poker Revenue

$2,520,078

$1,830,356

37.68%

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$2,516,556

$1,341,936

87.53%

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$2,044,270

$1,702,439

20.08%

Total Gaming Revenue

$301,979,821

$304,349,740

-0.78%


Slot Machine Revenue

February’s gross revenue from slot machines was $145,851,166, a 26.95% decrease in revenue when compared to the $199,666,274 generated in February 2020.

The number of slot machines in operation in February 2021 was 18,806 compared to 24,122 at the casinos in February 2020. 

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

 

Casino

Feb 2021 Slots Revenue

Feb 2020 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$26,968,891

$36,906,648

-26.93%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$16,148,016

$21,931,522

-26.37%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$15,808,242

$25,987,357

-39.17%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$12,532,113

$17,494,062

-28.36%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$10,608,203

$16,907,380

-37.26%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$10,489,431

n/a

n/a

The Meadows Casino

$9,701,836

$15,611,321

-37.85%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$9,471,446

$16,601,669

-42.95%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$8,364,283

$12,316,928

-32.09%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$7,347,467

$15,105,154

-51.36%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$5,878,811

$8,960,519

-34.39%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$5,861,401

$9,274,758

-36.80%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$5,442,132

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,228,894

$2,568,955

-52.16%

Statewide Total

$145,851,166

$199,666,274

-26.95%

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in February of 2021 was $74,522,603*.

 

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for February 2021 was $57,399,564, a decrease of 25.87% from February 2020, when revenue was $77,426,025.

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

 

Casino

Feb 2021 Table Games Revenue

Feb 2020 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$13,962,297

$17,631,650

-20.81%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$9,964,961

$15,791,816

-36.90%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$6,338,480

$14,040,187

-54.85%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$4,929,605

n/a

n/a

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$4,818,952

$7,811,344

-38.31%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$3,777,551

$5,255,714

-28.12%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,059,812

$2,773,202

10.34%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,541,610

$3,507,601

-27.54%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,252,439

$3,350,918

-32.78%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,100,493

$2,840,656

-26.06%

The Meadows Casino

$1,529,105

$2,692,355

-43.21%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,033,965

$1,350,255

-23.42%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$775,442

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$314,853

$380,327

-17.22%

Statewide Total

$57,399,564

$77,426,025

-25.87%

Total tax revenue from table games play during February 2021 was $9,219,787*.

 

Internet Casino-Type Gaming (iGaming) Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $77,788,457 during February 2021 compared to $19,490,815 in February 2020.

A breakdown of revenue of casino games offered online in February 2021 is as follows:

 

Casino Operator

Total Internet Games

Revenue

Internet

Slots

Revenue

Internet

Table Games

Revenue

Internet

Poker Revenue

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$27,969,368

$17,643,875

$10,325,493

 

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$17,993,446

$15,145,968

$2,847,478

 

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$15,539,798

$6,666,267

$8,873,531

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$7,238,603

$3,288,961

$1,429,564

$2,520,078

Parx Casino

$3,955,843

$3,480,684

$475,159

 

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,146,331

$1,942,401

$203,930

 

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$1,374,329

$1,132,321

$242,008

 

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$655,616

$717,513

-$61,897

 

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$518,285

$199,557

$318,729

 

Live! Philadelphia

$396,839

$369,566

$27,272

 

Statewide Total

$77,788,457

$50,587,113

$24,681,267

$2,520,078

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during February 2021 was $31,638,562*.

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

 

Operator

Feb 2021
iGaming Revenue

Feb 2020
iGaming Revenue

% Change

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$27,969,368

$2,315,459

+1,000%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$17,993,446

$4,755,592

278.36%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$15,539,798

$6,053,007

156.73%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$7,238,603

$3,223,460

124.56%

Parx Casino

$3,955,843

$2,352,492

68.16%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,146,331

$723,229

196.77%

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$1,374,329

n/a

n/a

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$655,616

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$518,285

$67,575

666.98%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$396,839

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$77,788,457

$19,490,815

299.10%


Sports Wagering Revenue

Taxable revenue during February 2021 for sports wagering was $16,379,807, more than three times the amount of revenue generated in February of last year when revenue was $4,722,252.

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

 

Casino Operator

Total

Handle3

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total Revenue

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$179,188,145

$240,151

$7,321,453

$7,561,605

The Meadows Casino

$113,193,193

$88,133

$3,000,576

$3,088,709

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$67,354,922

-$146,188

-$726,040

-$872,228

Hollywood Morgantown

$33,740,789

$0

$198,763

$198,763

Rivers Pittsburgh

$25,524,432

$129,478

$737,759

$867,237

Parx Casino

$24,179,068

$512,566

$1,374,260

$1,886,826

Rivers Philadelphia

$22,392,591

$541,738

$759,961

$1,301,699

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$18,693,894

$41,389

$867,850

$909,239

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$9,186,193

$220,444

$106,431

$326,874

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$4,000,081

$175,133

-$62,650

$112,483

Harrah's Philadelphia

$3,167,651

$183,167

-$2,966

$180,202

Live! Philadelphia

$2,927,136

$460,145

$0

$460,145

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$2,380,287

$39,348

-$167,033

-$127,685

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$2,063,158

$325,084

$0

$325,084

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$913,554

$112,678

$0

$112,678

Live! Pittsburgh

$642,726

$48,176

$0

$48,176

Statewide Total

$509,547,820

$2,971,443

$13,408,365

$16,379,807

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

 

Operator

Feb 2021 Sports Wagering Revenue

Feb 2020 Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$7,561,605

$70,774

+1,000%

The Meadows Casino

$3,088,709

$1,067,446

189.36%

Parx Casino

$1,886,826

$946,048

99.44%

Rivers Philadelphia

$1,301,699

$1,168,358

11.41%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$909,239

$519,307

75.09%

Rivers Pittsburgh

$867,237

$809,858

7.09%

Live! Philadelphia

$460,145

n/a

n/a

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$326,874

$106,119

208.03%

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$325,084

$181,236

79.37%

Hollywood Morgantown

$198,763

n/a

n/a

Harrah's Philadelphia

$180,202

-$64,494

-379.41%

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$112,678

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$112,483

$50,123

124.41%

Live! Pittsburgh

$48,176

n/a

n/a

Wind Creek Bethlehem

-$127,685

n/a

n/a

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

-$872,228

-$150,053

481.28%

Oaks Race & Sportsbook

n/a

$17,529

n/a

Statewide Total

$16,379,807

$4,722,252

246.86%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun Pocono

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during February 2021 was $5,896,731*.

 

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for February 2021 for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $2,516,556. By the close of February 2021, four VGT Terminal Operators were operating the maximum permitted five machines at 43 truck stop establishments.

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

 

VGTs Terminal Operator

Feb VGTs Wagers

Feb VGTs

Payouts

Feb VGTs

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$20,196,716

$18,267,374

$1,929,342

Commonwealth Gaming2

$3,900,394

$3,584,778

$315,616

Second State Gaming3

$1,349,424

$1,212,305

$137,119

Jango Entertainment4

$1,827,337

$1,692,858

$134,479

 Statewide Total

$27,273,871

$24,757,315

$2,516,556

1 operated VGTs in 24 establishments during February

2 operated VGTs in 9 establishments during February

3 operates VGTs in 4 establishments during February

4 operates VGTs in 6 establishments during February

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in February 2021 was $1,308,609.


Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $2,044,270 in February 2021, an increase of 20.08% over February 2020, when revenue was $1,702,439.

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

 

Fantasy Contests Operator

Feb 2021 Fantasy Revenue

Feb 2020 Fantasy Revenue

DraftKings

$1,170,033

$835,461

FanDuel

$742,654

$793,122

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$17,714

$13,627

JDAD

$109,232

$50,620

Sportshub Technologies

$4,638

$7,424

Fantasy Draft

n/a

-$562

Full Time Fantasy Sports

n/a

$2,745

Boom Fantasy

n/a

$3

Statewide Total

$2,044,270

$1,702,439

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in February 2021 was $306,640*.

*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.