FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 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

Gaming Control Board Reports June Revenue

HARRISBURG, PA:  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted reports today on its website that show that the combined total revenue in June 2021 generated from all forms of gaming regulated by the Board along with fantasy contests was $388,892,795.

In releasing the June figures, the Board again noted that due to Covid-19 restrictions all casinos in operation at the time were closed for a portion of, and in the case of Rivers Casino Philadelphia, the entirety of June 2020. Therefore, in order to provide a fairer comparison of this month’s revenue figures of those types of gaming, the Board is once again providing, where appropriate, in this release a comparison of this year’s revenue against that of June 2019 when Covid-19 restrictions were not in place and casinos operated for the entirety of the month. Using that comparison, this month’s total revenue was 43.34% above that of June 2019 when the total revenue was $271,299,166.

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

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

Source

June 2021

Total Revenue

June 2020

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$58,428,426

$10,289,147

467.86%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$53,788,026

$18,748,208

186.90%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$43,646,374

$15,584,263

180.07%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$42,317,789

$12,916,182

227.63%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$36,372,891

$3,235,741

1,024.10%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$28,429,575

$20,550,090

38.34%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$21,985,651

$15,145,202

45.17%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$20,580,890

n/a

n/a

The Meadows Casino

$20,203,983

$14,425,335

40.06%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$18,911,961

$9,055,990

108.83%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$17,288,954

$6,283,043

175.17%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,036,957

$2,353,386

326.49%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$8,366,366

n/a

n/a

Video Gaming Terminals

$3,303,745

$1,077,425

206.63%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,014,215

$2,271,234

-11.32%

Fantasy Contests

$1,891,667

$647,246

192.26%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$1,325,326

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$388,892,795

$132,582,494

193.32%

Additionally, total tax revenue before any adjustments was $157,477,224.


Revenue by Game Type

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


Type of Gaming Revenue

June 2021

June 2020

% Change

Retail Slots Revenue

$182,971,087

$62,440,257

193.03%

Retail Tables Revenue

$77,586,113

$11,702,156

563.01%

iGaming Slots Revenue

$60,451,078

$36,775,532

64.38%

Sports Wagering Revenue

$34,225,520

$6,660,158

193.03%

iGaming Tables Revenue

$26,045,907

$10,038,802

159.45%

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$3,303,745

$1,077,425

206.63%

iGaming Poker Revenue

$2,417,679

$3,240,917

-25.40%

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$1,891,667

$647,246

192.26%

Total Gaming Revenue

$388,892,795

$132,582,494

193.32%


Slot Machine Revenue

 June’s gross revenue from slot machines was $182,971,087. Due to Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, casinos where closed for all or part of June.

When comparing slot revenue from June 2019 (pre-Covid-19 revenue) to June 2021 there was a 7.94% decrease with $198,755,901 in June 2019 compared $182,971,087 in June 2021.

The number of slot machines in operation in June 2021 was 26,156.

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

Casino

June 2021 Slots Revenue

June 2020 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$34,828,737

$2,777,526

1153.95%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$21,167,652

$2,199,967

862.18%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$19,503,111

$16,115,762

21.02%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$14,034,551

$5,817,625

141.24%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$13,738,265

$7,927,824

73.29%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$12,310,915

$5,760,635

113.71%

The Meadows Casino

$12,193,858

$11,711,404

4.12%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$11,435,232

$4,660,578

145.36%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia1

$10,191,101

$0

n/a

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$9,948,401

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$7,948,109

$1,630,142

387.57%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$7,090,163

$1,709,913

314.65%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$6,742,704

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,838,288

$2,128,882

-13.65%

Statewide Total

$182,971,087

$62,440,257

193.03%

 1 Did not reopen July 17, 2020 due to City of Philadelphia Covid-19 restrictions.

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in June 2021 was $93,503,793*.

 

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for June 2021 was $77,586,113. Due to Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, casinos where closed for all or part of June.

When comparing June 2019 when table games generated revenue of $68,894,132, there was a 12.62% increase in revenue this June.

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


Casino

June 2021 Table Games Revenue

June 2020 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$17,898,360

$651,677

2,646.51%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$13,946,578

$1,035,774

1,246.49%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$9,239,781

n/a

n/a

Rivers Casino Philadelphia1

$8,266,641

$0

n/a

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$7,434,388

$3,925,821

89.37%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$4,020,463

$861,155

366.87%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$3,435,267

$574,495

497.96%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,122,119

$960,700

224.98%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,693,789

$1,272,290

111.73%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,325,468

$694,822

234.69%

The Meadows Casino

$2,167,934

$1,366,831

58.61%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$1,486,082

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,373,314

$216,239

535.09%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$175,928

$142,353

23.59%

Statewide Total

$77,586,113

$11,702,156

563.01%

1 Did not reopen July 17, 2020 due to City of Philadelphia Covid-19 restrictions.

Total tax revenue from table games play during June 2021 was $12,473,911*.


Internet Casino-Type Gaming (iGaming) Revenue

Casino-type games offered online generated gross revenue of $88,914,664 during June 2021 compared to $50,055,251 in June 2020.

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


Casino Operator

Total iGaming

Revenue

iGaming

Slots

Revenue

iGaming

Table Games

Revenue

iGaming

Poker Revenue

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$34,870,112

$22,282,102

$12,262,772

$325,238

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$23,336,153

$19,709,453

$3,547,674

$79,026

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$14,953,787

$7,868,303

$7,085,483

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$5,854,117

$2,702,711

$1,137,990

$2,013,415

Parx Casino

$3,568,334

$2,955,349

$612,984

 

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,122,641

$1,788,176

$334,465

 

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$1,718,884

$1,324,605

$394,278

 

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$1,251,590

$1,114,992

$136,598

 

Live! Philadelphia

$749,056

$664,011

$85,046

 

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$489,992

$41,375

$448,617

 

Statewide Total

$88,914,664

$60,451,078

$26,045,907

$2,417,679

Tax revenue generated from iGaming play during June 2021 was $37,176,636*.

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

 

Operator

June 2021
iGaming Revenue

June 2020
iGaming Revenue

% Change

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$34,870,112

$9,558,388

264.81%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$23,336,153

$14,989,970

55.68%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$14,953,787

$7,786,440

92.05%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$5,854,117

$7,743,846

-24.40%

Parx Casino

$3,568,334

$6,189,184

-42.35%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,122,641

$2,529,311

-16.08%

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$1,718,884

$760,553

126.00%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$1,251,590

n/a

n/a

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$749,056

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$489,992

$497,558

-1.52%

Statewide Total

$88,914,664

$50,055,251

77.63%


Sports Wagering Revenue

Taxable revenue during June 2021 for sports wagering was $34,225,520, compared to $6,660,158 in June of last year. The Board notes that sports wagering numbers were greatly affected in June 2020 due to the shutdown of major North American sports leagues.

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

 

Casino Operator

Total Revenue

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total

Handle3

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$16,838,572

$414,738

$16,423,834

$164,832,204

The Meadows Casino

$5,842,191

$100,991

$5,741,200

$87,456,003

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,485,860

$246,582

$2,239,278

$33,506,874

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$1,852,479

$1,054,771

$797,709

$19,320,093

Parx Casino

$1,790,523

$771,800

$1,018,723

$16,128,951

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$1,492,075

$421,614

$1,070,462

$23,173,942

Hollywood Morgantown

$1,325,326

n/a

$1,325,326

$37,404,303

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$698,500

$17,707

$680,793

$13,224,189

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$643,652

$639,997

$3,655

$4,522,938

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$342,472

$342,472

n/a

$1,953,906

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$283,355

$144,836

$138,519

$5,711,022

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$225,542

$390,186

-$164,644

$4,661,513

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$145,945

$145,945

n/a

$1,086,821

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$137,580

$137,580

n/a

$882,400

Harrah's Philadelphia

$114,375

$57,389

$56,986

$4,778,127

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$7,072

$50,202

-$43,131

$1,550,093

Statewide Total

$34,225,520

$4,936,810

$29,288,710

$420,193,377

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


Operator

June 2021 Sports Wagering Revenue

June 2020 Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$16,838,572

$2,845,334

491.80%

The Meadows Casino

$5,842,191

$1,347,100

333.69%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,485,860

-$10,294

n/a

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$1,852,479

$594,292

211.71%

Parx Casino

$1,790,523

$670,760

166.94%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$1,492,075

$508,507

193.42%

Hollywood Morgantown

$1,325,326

n/a

n/a

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$698,500

$680,021

2.72%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$643,652

n/a

n/a

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$342,472

$0

n/a

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$283,355

$14,232

1,890.93%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$225,542

$9,448

2,287.30%

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$145,945

$0

n/a

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$137,580

n/a

n/a

Harrah's Philadelphia

$114,375

$757

14,999.46%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$7,072

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$34,225,520

$6,660,158

413.88%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun Pocono

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during June 2021 was $12,321,187*.


Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for June 2021 for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $3,303,745. By the close of June 2021, four VGT Terminal Operators were operating the maximum permitted five machines at 49 truck stop establishments.

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


VGTs Terminal Operator

June VGTs Wagers

June VGTs

Payouts

June VGTs

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$26,008,686

$23,675,619

$2,333,068

Commonwealth Gaming2

$5,664,987

$5,204,693

$460,293

Jango Entertainment3

$3,954,475

$3,637,431

$317,044

Second State Gaming4

$2,128,246

$1,934,906

$193,340

 Statewide Total

$37,756,394

$34,452,649

$3,303,745

1 operated VGTs in 24 establishments during June

2 operated VGTs in 11 establishments during June

3 operates VGTs in 9 establishments during June

4 operates VGTs in 5 establishments during June

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in June 2021 was $1,717,947.


Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $1,891,667 in June 2021, an increase of 192.26% over June 2020, when revenue was $647,246. The Board is again noting that fantasy contest numbers were greatly affected in June 2020 due to the shutdown of major North American sports leagues.

Fantasy Contests Operators which reported revenue in June 2021 or in June 2020 are displayed in the following table:

 

Fantasy Contests

Operator

June 2021

Fantasy Revenue

June 2020 Fantasy Revenue

% Change

FanDuel

$884,656

$126,863

92.00%

DraftKings

$994,389

$517,902

597.33%

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$8,647

$146

5,836.10%

UnderDog Sports

$3,930

n/a

n/a

Sportshub Technologies

$44

$2,704

-98.38%

Fantasy Draft

$0

-$368

n/a

Statewide Total

$1,891,667

$647,246

192.26%

 Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in June 2021 was $283,750*.

*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.