FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18th, 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 Pennsylvania Gaming Revenue Tops $400 Million For Second Straight Month

HARRISBURG, PA:  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted reports today on its website that show that the combined total revenue in April 2021 generated from all forms of gaming regulated by the Board along with fantasy contests was $404,105,692, eclipsing the record for total revenue achieved in the previous month of March.

In releasing and historically comparing the April figures, the Board again noted that due to Covid-19 restrictions, all casinos were closed during the entirety of April 2020, so no revenue was generated by slot machines, table games or retail sportsbooks. Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) were also not in operation last April. Therefore, in order to provide a fairer comparison of this month’s revenue figures of those type of gaming, the Board is providing where appropriate in this release a comparison of this year’s revenue against that of April 2019 when COVID restrictions were not in place. Using that comparison, this month’s total revenue was 42% above that of April 2019 when the total revenue was $283,881,862.

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 April 2021 by casinos along with fantasy contests and video gaming terminals operated by other vendors and includes a comparison to total revenue generated last April.

Source

April 2021

Total Revenue

April 2020

Total Revenue

Parx Casino

$62,944,591

$4,307,273

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$53,530,883

$4,584,060

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$49,057,486

$14,014,767

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$37,297,830

$9,203,278

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$36,912,700

$0

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$29,791,163

$168,662

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$23,766,671

$10,678,049

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$21,979,792

n/a

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$20,951,614

$1,847,761

The Meadows Casino

$20,837,484

$706,589

Harrah's Philadelphia

$19,001,654

$230,907

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,910,518

$210,006

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$7,910,551

n/a

Video Gaming Terminals

$3,851,012

$0

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,166,424

$0

Fantasy Contests

$2,056,266

$167,254

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$1,139,054

n/a

Statewide Total

$404,105,692

$46,118,605

Additionally, total tax revenue before any adjustments was $165,795,000.

 

Revenue by Game Type

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

 

Type of Gaming Revenue

April 2021

April 2020

% Change

Retail Slots Revenue

$201,386,057

$0

n/a

Retail Tables Revenue

$77,839,427

$0

n/a

iGaming Slot Revenue

$62,616,965

$27,324,955

129.16%

iGaming Tables Revenue

$27,687,356

$10,489,621

811.97%

Sports Wagering Revenue

$26,296,483

$2,883,471

163.95%

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$3,851,012

$0

n/a

iGaming Poker Revenue

$2,372,127

$5,253,304

-54.85%

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$2,056,266

$167,254

1129.43%

Total Gaming Revenue

$404,105,692

$46,118,605

776.23%

 

Slot Machine Revenue

April’s gross revenue from slot machines was $201,386,057. Due to Covid19 restrictions in 2020 casinos where closed for all of April.

When comparing slot revenue from April 2019 (pre-covid19 revenue) to April 2021 there was a 0.51% increase with $200,359,403 in April 2019 compared $201,386,057 in April 2021.

The number of slot machines in operation in April 2021 was 19,994 compared to 25,207 machines in April 2020.

Slot machine revenue for each of the casinos is as follows. 

 

Casino

April 2021 Slots Revenue

April 2020 Slots Revenue

Parx Casino

$37,574,169

$0

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$22,477,939

$0

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$21,290,797

$0

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$16,660,557

$0

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$15,146,566

$0

Harrah's Philadelphia

$13,130,053

$0

The Meadows Casino

$13,026,344

$0

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$12,591,658

$0

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$12,056,757

$0

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$11,942,210

$0

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$8,500,257

$0

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$8,293,544

$0

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$6,799,735

$0

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,895,470

$0

Statewide Total

$201,386,057

$0

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in April 2021 was $102,875,811*.

 

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for April 2021 was $77,839,427. Due to Covid19 restrictions in 2020 casinos where closed for all of April.

When comparing April 2019 when table games generated revenue of $77,448,426, there was a 0.5% increase in revenue this April.

Table games revenue for each of the casinos is as follows.

Casino

April 2021 Table Games Revenue

April 2020 Table Games Revenue

Parx Casino

$18,162,663

$0

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$14,165,926

$0

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$9,000,853

$0

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$8,837,389

$0

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$6,373,018

$0

Harrah's Philadelphia

$4,136,306

$0

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,385,696

$0

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,149,676

$0

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,931,173

$0

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,763,559

$0

The Meadows Casino

$2,258,727

$0

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,385,845

$0

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$1,017,644

$0

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$270,954

$0

Statewide Total

$77,839,427

$0

Total tax revenue from table games play during April 2021 was $12,527,978*.

 

Internet Casino-Type Gaming (iGaming) Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $92,676,448 during April 2021 compared to $43,067,881 in April 2020.

A breakdown of revenue of casino games offered online in April 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

$33,802,168

$22,246,201

$11,535,536

$20,431

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$26,648,457

$22,251,451

$4,390,366

$6,640

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$14,841,906

$6,933,851

$7,908,056

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$6,990,460

$2,873,683

$1,771,720

$2,345,056

Parx Casino

$4,562,549

$3,721,330

$841,220

 

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,306,551

$1,781,136

$525,415

 

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$1,578,892

$1,294,751

$284,142

 

Live! Philadelphia

$667,697

$644,476

$23,220

 

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$647,693

$512,949

$134,744

 

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$630,075

$357,138

$272,937

 

Statewide Total

$92,676,448

$62,616,965

$27,687,356

$2,372,127

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during April 2021 was $38,613,510*.

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

Operator

April 2021
iGaming Revenue

April 2020
iGaming Revenue

% Change

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$33,802,168

$4,584,060

637.38%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$26,648,457

$13,706,460

94.42%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$14,841,906

$7,935,915

87.02%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$6,990,460

$10,448,579

-33.10%

Parx Casino

$4,562,549

$4,113,932

10.90%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,306,551

$1,833,398

25.81%

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$1,578,892

$231,464

582.13%

Live! Philadelphia

$667,697

n/a

n/a

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$647,693

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$630,075

$214,072

194.33%

Statewide Total

$92,676,448

$43,067,881

115.19%

 

Sports Wagering Revenue

Taxable revenue during April 2021 for sports wagering was $26,296,483, compared to $2,883,471 in April of last year. The Board is noting that sports wagering numbers were greatly affected in April 2020 due to the shutdown of major North American sports leagues.

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

Casino Operator

Total

Handle3

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total Revenue

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$169,851,386

$328,615

$11,070,205

$11,398,820

The Meadows Casino

$106,896,007

$114,725

$5,437,687

$5,552,413

Parx Casino

$19,474,407

$812,640

$1,484,730

$2,297,371

Rivers Pittsburgh

$23,155,312

$795,307

$1,332,042

$2,127,349

Rivers Philadelphia

$21,162,479

$750,196

$879,234

$1,629,430

Hollywood Morgantown

$33,018,430

$0

$1,139,054

$1,139,054

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$15,809,522

$78,202

$720,656

$798,857

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$3,971,847

$425,633

-$31,291

$394,342

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$1,970,528

$347,839

$0

$347,839

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$10,906,437

$202,278

$108,658

$310,936

Live! Philadelphia

$4,572,647

$254,485

$0

$254,485

Harrah's Philadelphia

$4,831,177

$239,387

-$82,983

$156,403

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$58,552,637

$239,553

-$102,568

$136,985

Live! Pittsburgh

$623,695

$93,173

$0

$93,173

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$1,073,309

$37,884

$0

$37,884

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$3,541,201

$88,247

-$467,105

-$378,858

Statewide Total

$479,411,021

$4,808,163

$21,488,320

$26,296,483

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

 

Operator

April 2021 Sports Wagering Revenue

April 2020 Sports Wagering Revenue3

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$11,398,820

$1,267,363

799.41%

The Meadows Casino

$5,552,413

$706,589

685.80%

Parx Casino

$2,297,371

$193,341

1088.25%

Rivers Pittsburgh

$2,127,349

$168,662

1161.31%

Rivers Philadelphia

$1,629,430

$308,307

428.51%

Hollywood Morgantown

$1,139,054

n/a

n/a

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$798,857

$229,469

248.13%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$394,342

-$4,066

n/a

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$347,839

$0

n/a

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$310,936

$14,362

2064.97%

Live! Philadelphia

$254,485

n/a

n/a

Harrah's Philadelphia

$156,403

-$557

n/a

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$136,985

$0

n/a

Live! Pittsburgh

$93,173

n/a

n/a

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$37,884

$0

n/a

Wind Creek Bethlehem

-$378,858

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$26,296,483

$2,883,471

811.97%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun Pocono

3 Online only; retail operations closed due to Covid-19 restrictions

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during April 2021 was $9,466,734*.

 

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for April 2021 for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $3,851,012. The revenue amount for VGTs in April was the highest monthly amount to date eclipsing $3,641,470 in March 2021. By the close of April 2021, four VGT Terminal Operators were operating the maximum permitted five machines at 44 truck stop establishments.

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

VGTs Terminal Operator

April VGTs Wagers

April VGTs

Payouts

April VGTs

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$29,781,343

$26,973,825

$2,807,518

Commonwealth Gaming2

$6,243,811

$5,722,381

$521,430

Jango Entertainment3

$3,678,277

$3,367,886

$310,391

Second State Gaming4

$2,278,343

$2,066,670

$211,673

 Statewide Total

$41,981,774

$38,130,762

$3,851,012

1 operated VGTs in 24 establishments during April

2 operated VGTs in 10 establishments during April

3 operates VGTs in 6 establishments during April

4 operates VGTs in 4 establishments during April

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in April 2021 was $2,002,526.

 

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $2,056,266 in April 2021, an increase of 1129.43% over April 2020, when revenue was $167,254. The Board is again noting that fantasy contest numbers were greatly affected in April 2020 due to the shutdown of major North American sports leagues.

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

 

Fantasy Contests

Operator

April 2021

Fantasy Revenue

April 2020 Fantasy Revenue

DraftKings

$1,271,110

$123,748

FanDuel

$775,667

$43,506

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$9,395

$0

Sportshub Technologies

$94

$0

Boom Fantasy

$0

$0

Fantasy Draft

$0

$0

Statewide Total

$2,056,266

$167,254

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in April 2021 was $308,440*.

*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.