FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 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

Monthly Gaming Revenue Exceeds $400 Million For First Time

HARRISBURG, PA:  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted reports today on its website that show that the combined total revenue generated from all forms of gaming regulated by the Board along with fantasy contests during March 2021 was $403,131,336, a 162% increase compared to revenue generated in March 2020.

The Board noted that this single month amount was the first time the combined revenue exceeded $400 million. The previous high month was during October 2020 when revenue was $320.2 million. When combining the March 2021 amount to those of January and February of this year, it is also the first time that revenue topped $1 billion in a single yearly quarter.

In order to provide a fairer comparison of this month’s revenue figures, the Board also is reporting a comparison against March 2019 when COVID restrictions were not in place. In that comparison, this month’s revenue figures were 27% above that of March 2019 when the total revenue was $316,279,316.

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, https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/. 

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


Source

March 2021

Total Revenue

March 2020

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$61,493,914

$26,199,240

134.72%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$57,172,571

$12,482,512

358.02%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$48,291,094

$21,107,008

128.79%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$36,904,688

$12,762,747

189.16%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$35,397,746

$14,665,957

141.36%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$29,576,065

$15,425,460

91.74%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$23,715,506

$14,188,713

67.14%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$22,450,221

$9,390,715

139.07%

The Meadows Casino

$20,973,736

$9,960,324

110.57%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$20,860,338

n/a

n/a

Harrah's Philadelphia

$18,388,914

$8,849,429

107.80%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,404,877

$5,912,576

75.98%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$8,371,757

n/a

n/a

Video Gaming Terminals

$3,641,470

$934,004

289.88%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,026,617

$1,497,750

35.31%

Fantasy Contests

$1,798,983

$723,942

148.50%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$1,662,839

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$403,131,336

$154,100,378

161.60%

Additionally, total tax revenue before any adjustments was $166,803,597*, the highest single month of tax revenue thus far from gaming regulated by the Board.

Revenue by Game Type

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

 

Type of Gaming Revenue

March 2021

March 2020

% Change

Retail Slots Revenue

$199,290,530

$87,562,756

127.60%

Retail Tables Revenue

$71,358,265

$33,105,591

115.55%

iGaming Slot Revenue

$66,424,794

$12,969,655

412.16%

Sports Wagering Revenue

$29,352,345

$6,889,255

326.06%

iGaming Tables Revenue

$28,863,178

$8,782,156

228.66%

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$3,641,470

$934,004

289.88%

iGaming Poker Revenue

$2,401,772

$3,133,019

-23.34%

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$1,798,983

$723,942

148.50%

Total Gaming Revenue

$403,131,336

$154,100,378

161.60%

 

Slot Machine Revenue

March’s gross revenue from slot machines was $199,290,530, a 127.60% increase in revenue when compared to the $87,562,756 generated in March 2020.  Due to Covid19 restrictions in 2020 casino where closed the last half of the March.

When comparing slot revenue from March 2019 (pre-covid19 revenue) to March 2021 there was a 12% decrease with $226,597,681 in March 2019 compared $199,290,530 in March 2021.

The number of slot machines in operation in March 2021 was 19,727 compared to 24,104 at the casinos in March 2020. 

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


Casino

March 2021 Slots Revenue

March 2020 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$36,763,521

$15,805,330

132.60%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$23,457,449

$8,042,462

191.67%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$20,825,746

$11,212,652

85.73%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$16,760,371

$8,083,062

107.35%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$15,056,553

$7,182,851

109.62%

The Meadows Casino

$12,862,586

$7,138,571

80.18%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$12,838,230

n/a

n/a

Harrah's Philadelphia

$12,611,678

$6,706,367

88.06%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$12,039,920

$6,055,245

98.83%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$10,877,541

$7,865,031

38.30%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$8,318,379

$4,810,216

72.93%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$8,045,944

$3,358,248

139.59%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$6,938,418

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,894,194

$1,302,722

45.40%

Statewide Total

$199,290,530

$87,562,756

127.60%

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in March 2021 was $101,724,515*.

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for March 2021 was $71,358,265, an increase of 115.55% from March 2020, when revenue was $33,105,591.

When comparing tables revenue from March 2019 (pre-covid19 revenue) to March 2021 there was a 14% decrease with $82,527,450 in March 2019 compared $71,358,265 in March 2021.

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

 

Casino

March 2021 Table Games Revenue

March 2020 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$16,566,476

$6,800,301

143.61%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$10,674,363

$6,623,495

61.16%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$8,872,944

$5,736,366

54.68%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$7,180,269

n/a

n/a

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$6,658,842

$3,546,678

87.75%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$3,993,372

$2,067,081

93.19%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,566,448

$1,996,398

78.64%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,486,067

$1,356,373

157.01%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$3,124,278

$1,727,218

80.88%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,567,110

$1,090,202

135.47%

The Meadows Casino

$1,825,356

$1,349,712

35.24%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,365,797

$616,739

121.45%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$1,344,519

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$132,423

$195,029

-32.10%

Statewide Total

$71,358,265

$33,105,591

115.55%

Total tax revenue from table games play during March 2021 was $11,481,327*.

 Internet Casino-Type Gaming (iGaming) Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $97,689,743 during March 2021 compared to $24,884,830 in March 2020. The revenue amount for iGaming in March was the highest monthly amount to date eclipsing $80,413,132 in January 2021.

A breakdown of revenue of casino games offered online in March 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

$33,592,637

$22,199,088

$11,393,549

 

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$27,067,171

$22,648,833

$4,418,337

 

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$16,379,722

$7,128,635

$9,251,087

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$7,202,113

$2,946,012

$1,854,330

$2,401,772

Parx Casino

$6,115,391

$5,313,946

$801,445

 

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,400,270

$2,911,035

$489,235

 

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$1,615,771

$1,318,169

$297,603

 

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$1,392,428

$1,394,412

-$1,984

 

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$498,092

$168,200

$329,892

 

Live! Philadelphia

$426,148

$396,464

$29,684

 

Statewide Total

$97,689,743

$66,424,794

$28,863,178

$2,401,772

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during March 2021 was $40,867,498*.

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


Operator

March 2021
iGaming Revenue

March 2020
iGaming Revenue

% Change

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$33,592,637

$2,618,503

1182.89%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$27,067,171

$6,757,345

300.56%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$16,379,722

$5,588,263

193.11%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$7,202,113

$5,963,713

20.77%

Parx Casino

$6,115,391

$2,728,128

124.16%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,400,270

$803,000

323.45%

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$1,615,771

n/a

n/a

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$1,392,428

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$498,092

$425,878

16.96%

Live! Philadelphia

$426,148

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$97,689,743

$24,884,830

292.57%

Sports Wagering Revenue

Taxable revenue during March 2021 for sports wagering was $29,352,345, compared to $6,889,255 in March of last year.

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


Casino Operator

Total

Handle3

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total Revenue

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$205,899,777

-$508,516

$10,420,429

$9,911,912

The Meadows Casino

$118,410,130

$252,402

$6,033,392

$6,285,794

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$65,222,833

$348,489

$3,346,796

$3,695,285

Rivers Pittsburgh

$30,715,718

$799,613

$1,291,863

$2,091,476

Parx Casino

$25,564,200

$627,834

$1,195,159

$1,822,992

Hollywood Morgantown

$37,407,928

n/a

$1,662,839

$1,662,839

Rivers Philadelphia

$24,202,475

$561,255

$912,183

$1,473,438

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$18,408,377

-$4,224

$911,248

$907,025

Live! Philadelphia

$5,072,368

$415,691

n/a

$415,691

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$12,245,019

$87,773

$272,627

$360,400

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$2,484,201

$225,535

n/a

$225,535

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$4,718,941

$236,838

-$14,229

$222,609

Harrah's Philadelphia

$4,913,270

$32,015

$136,078

$168,092

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$1,207,823

$146,933

n/a

$146,933

Live! Pittsburgh

$813,682

$88,820

n/a

$88,820

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$2,972,441

$60,375

-$186,870

-$126,494

Statewide Total

$560,259,181

$3,370,830

$25,981,515

$29,352,345

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

Operator

March 2021 Sports Wagering Revenue

March 2020 Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$9,911,912

$2,726,035

263.60%

The Meadows Casino

$6,285,794

$1,472,041

327.01%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$3,695,285

$53,730

6777.54%

Rivers Pittsburgh

$2,091,476

$666,130

213.97%

Parx Casino

$1,822,992

$786,249

131.86%

Hollywood Morgantown

$1,662,839

n/a

n/a

Rivers Philadelphia

$1,473,438

$748,265

96.91%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$907,025

$173,358

423.21%

Live! Philadelphia

$415,691

n/a

n/a

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$360,400

$4,413

8066.09%

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$225,535

$87,757

157.00%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$222,609

$59,743

272.61%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$168,092

$75,981

121.23%

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$146,933

$44,078

233.34%

Live! Pittsburgh

$88,820

n/a

n/a

Wind Creek Bethlehem

-$126,494

n/a

n/a

Oaks Race & Sportsbook1

n/a

-$8,526

n/a

Statewide Total

$29,352,345

$6,889,255

326.06%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun Pocono

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during March 2021 was $10,566,844*.

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for March 2021 for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $3,641,470. By the close of March 2021, four VGT Terminal Operators were operating the maximum permitted five machines at 44 truck stop establishments. The revenue amount for VGTs in March was the highest monthly amount to date eclipsing $2,516,556 in February 2021.

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


VGTs Terminal Operator

March VGTs Wagers

March VGTs

Payouts

March VGTs

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$28,831,950

$26,123,105

$2,708,845

Commonwealth Gaming2

$6,350,519

$5,853,596

$496,922

Jango Entertainment4

$3,298,905

$3,038,814

$260,092

Second State Gaming3

$2,087,935

$1,912,324

$175,611

 Statewide Total

$40,569,309

$36,927,839

$3,641,470


1
operated VGTs in 24 establishments during March

2 operated VGTs in 10 establishments during March

3 operates VGTs in 4 establishments during March

4 operates VGTs in 6 establishments during March

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in March 2021 was $1,893,564.

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $1,798,983 in March 2021, an increase of 148.50% over March 2020, when revenue was $723,942.

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


Fantasy Contests Operator

March 2021

Fantasy Revenue

March 2020 Fantasy Revenue

DraftKings

$1,026,128

$371,338

FanDuel

$763,207

$343,133

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$9,602

$9,681

Sportshub Technologies

$47

$14

Fantasy Draft

$0

-$234

Boom Fantasy

n/a

$11

Statewide Total

$1,798,983

$723,942

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in March 2021 was $269,847*.

*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.