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

New Initiatives Power Pennsylvania Gaming And Fantasy Contest

to Record Fiscal Year Revenue Total

HARRISBURG, PA:  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today reported that the combined Fiscal Year 2020/2021 revenue figures, which runs from July 1st to June 30th, reached a record $3.875 billion.

The previous high for revenue in a state fiscal year was during 2018/2019 when revenue was slightly more than $3.3 billion. Since that time there has been significant growth in the nascent sports wagering and fantasy sports contests markets along with the establishment of both the iGaming and VGT markets. Those four markets combined constituted almost 33% of the total revenue achieved in Fiscal Year 2020/2021.

The year over year increase of revenue this past fiscal year compared to Fiscal Year 2019/2020 was significant, primarily as a direct result of casino shutdowns and other factors related to Covid-19 restrictions. This included closure of casinos for three months in the second quarter of 2020 affecting slot machine, table games, video gaming terminals (VGTs), and retail sport wagering revenue, along with the stoppage of play of major sporting events which further affected sports wagering.

A comparison of combined revenue is below:

Fiscal Year

Slot

Machine Revenue

Table Games Revenue

Sports Wagering Revenue

Fantasy Sports Contests

iGaming Revenue

VGT’s Revenue

Total Gaming Revenue

10/11

$2,346,641,869

$507,711,162

 

 

 

 

$2,854,353,031

11/12

$2,476,775,317

$663,854,672

 

 

 

 

$3,140,629,989

12/13

$2,428,887,430

$713,107,163

 

 

 

 

$3,141,994,593

13/14

$2,319,890,598

$731,874,861

 

 

 

 

$3,051,765,460

14/15

$2,335,787,919

$779,738,065

 

 

 

 

$3,115,525,984

15/16

$2,388,658,549

$839,177,086

 

 

 

 

$3,227,835,635

16/17

$2,336,152,508

$866,518,820

 

 

 

 

$3,202,671,328

17/18

$2,352,320,937

$895,278,806

 

$2,349,569

 

 

$3,249,949,311

18/19

$2,378,859,341

$885,588,231

$21,730,113

$23,588,490

 

 

$3,309,766,175

19/20

$1,697,955,473

$644,543,736

$113,724,759

$20,868,176

$240,894,852

$6,798,123

$2,724,785,117

20/21

$1,887,573,437

$721,763,471

$308,849,184

$28,186,529

$897,216,020

$31,334,744

$3,874,923,386

Estimated combined tax revenue from these gambling initiatives for the Fiscal Year 2020/21 was $1,593,642,159 compared to $1,123,665,601 in the previous fiscal year. Tax revenue figures reflect amounts generated prior to any adjustments by the PA Department of Revenue.

Slot Machine Revenue

Fiscal Year 2020/21 gross revenue from slot machines at the casinos was $1,887,573,437 an 11% increase in revenue when compared to the $1,697,955,473 generated in Fiscal Year 2019/20.

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

Slot Machine Revenue by Operator

(FY20/21 closure days / FY19/20 closure days)

Slot Machine Revenue FY2020/21

Slot Machine Revenue FY2019/20

% Change

Parx Casino (closed 23/106 days)

$373,416,393

$300,425,667

24.30%

Wind Creek Bethlehem (closed 23/103 days)

$221,905,714

$187,923,203

18.08%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh (closed 30/86 days)

$196,095,183

$226,389,823

-13.38%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National (closed 23/101 days)

$159,846,973

$147,731,218

8.20%

Mohegan Sun Pocono (closed 24/98 days)

$145,362,752

$140,889,835

3.17%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino (closed 23/104 days)

$142,440,449

$136,148,626

4.62%

Mount Airy Casino Resort (closed 23/97 days)

$135,452,184

$109,439,504

23.77%

The Meadows Casino (closed 27/84 days)

$133,351,893

$144,934,215

-7.99%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia (closed 62/107)

$102,722,138

$123,557,282

-16.86%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino (closed 23/102 days)

$79,335,693

$80,898,970

-1.93%

Valley Forge Casino Resort (closed 23/105 days)

$76,835,469

$75,124,280

2.28%

Live! Casino Philadelphia (closed 0/0)

$59,141,761

n/a

n/a

Live! Casino Pittsburgh (closed 23/0)

$42,041,563

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin (closed 23/87 days)

$19,625,273

$24,492,852

-19.87%

Statewide Total (closed 350/1,180 days)

$1,887,573,437

$1,697,955,473

11.17%

Table Games Revenue

Fiscal Year 2020/21 gross revenue from table games at the casinos was $721,763,471, a 11.98% increase in revenue when compared to the $644,543,736 generated in Fiscal Year 2019/20.

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

Table Games Revenue by Operator

(FY 20/21 closure days/FY 19/20 closure days)

Table Games Revenue FY2020/21

Table Games Revenue FY2019/20

% Change

Parx Casino (closed 23/106 days)

$174,458,822

$137,863,238

26.54%

Wind Creek Bethlehem (closed 23/103 days)

$133,285,531

$160,775,712

-17.10%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia (closed 62/107)

$83,303,854

$94,479,394

-11.83%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh (closed 30/86 days)

$61,600,731

$63,702,645

-3.30%

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino (closed 23/104 days)

$51,598,316

$42,420,185

21.64%

Live! Casino Philadelphia (closed 0/0)

$39,197,318

n/a

n/a

Mount Airy Casino Resort (closed 23/97 days)

$38,467,925

$28,199,519

36.41%

Valley Forge Casino Resort (closed 23/105 days)

$33,703,590

$26,582,801

26.79%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National (closed 23/101 days)

$30,208,698

$27,623,122

9.36%

Mohegan Sun Pocono (closed 24/98 days)

$28,388,071

$24,550,670

15.63%

The Meadows Casino (closed 27/84 days)

$23,983,249

$24,469,573

-1.99%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino (closed 23/102 days)

$14,047,572

$10,854,548

29.42%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh (closed 23/0)

$7,275,727

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin (closed 23/87 days)

$2,244,069

$3,022,328

-25.75%

Statewide Total (closed 350/1,180 days)

$721,763,471

$644,543,736

11.98%

 

Sports Wagering Revenue

Fiscal Year 2020/21 revenue from sports wagering was $308,849,184, a 171.58% increase in revenue when compared to the $113,724,759 generated in Fiscal Year 2019/20.

Sports wagering revenue for each of the casinos, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year, is as follows:

Sports Wagering Revenue by Operator

Sports Wagering Revenue FY2020/21

Sports Wagering Revenue FY2019/20

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$126,364,166

$40,880,928

209.10%

The Meadows Casino

$54,467,600

$10,870,960

401.04%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$27,560,376

$1,679,878

1,540.62%

Parx Casino

$25,757,394

$15,686,065

64.21%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$20,984,311

$17,815,633

17.79%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$20,211,255

$12,752,639

58.49%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$13,133,591

$5,573,246

135.65%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$5,041,500

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$3,479,291

$1,979,012

75.81%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,421,635

$1,180,976

189.73%

South Philly Race & Sportsbook

$2,880,641

$2,818,650

2.20%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$2,789,873

$1,654,022

68.67%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$2,420,498

n/a

n/a

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley

$825,329

$44,078

1,772.42%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$618,920

n/a

n/a

Wind Creek Bethlehem

-$1,107,196

n/a

n/a

Oaks Race & Sportsbook

n/a

$788,672

n/a

Statewide Total

$308,849,184

$113,724,759

171.58%

 

Fantasy Contests Revenue

Fiscal Year 2020/21 revenue from fantasy contests was $28,186,529, a 35.07% increase in revenue when compared to the $20,868,176 generated in Fiscal Year 2019/20.

Fantasy contests revenue for each of the providers, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year, is as follows:

Fantasy Contests Operator

Fantasy Revenue FY2020/21

Fantasy Revenue FY2019/20

% Change

DraftKings

$16,153,077

$11,264,882

43.39%

FanDuel

$11,412,309

$8,920,385

27.94%

Fantasy Football Players Championship

$333,418

$256,628

29.92%

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$190,572

$144,944

31.48%

Sportshub Technologies

$87,283

$115,543

-24.46%

Fulltime Fantasy Sports

$4,928

$14,131

-65.13%

UnderDog Sports

$3,930

n/a

n/a

Fantasy Draft

$1,012

-$51,749

n/a

Boom Fantasy1

n/a

$2,643

n/a

Draft1

n/a

$200,769

n/a

Statewide Total

$28,186,529

$20,868,176

35.07%

1No longer operating in PA during FY 20/21

 

Internet Casino-Type Gaming (iGaming) Revenue

Fiscal Year 2020/21 revenue from iGaming was $897,216,020, a 272.45% increase in revenue when compared to the $240,894,852 generated in Fiscal Year 2019/20.

The first iGaming provider became operational in July 2019.  At the end of the fiscal year there were ten iGaming operators in Pennsylvania.

iGaming revenue is a total of all forms of iGaming (slots, tables and poker). iGaming revenue for each of the operator, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year, is as follows:

Operator

FY2020/21
iGaming Revenue

FY2019/20
iGaming Revenue

% Change

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$291,231,670

$38,445,607

657.52%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$244,286,574

$73,157,709

233.92%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$150,538,307

$37,474,322

301.71%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$81,914,991

$48,770,064

67.96%

Parx Casino

$65,426,118

$30,156,746

116.95%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$31,063,256

$9,615,090

223.07%

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$15,456,235

$1,923,332

703.62%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$8,032,553

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$4,789,365

$1,351,982

254.25%

Live! Philadelphia

$4,476,952

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$897,216,020

$240,894,852

272.45%

 

Video Gaming Terminals

Fiscal Year 2020/21 revenue for Video Gaming Terminals at Truck Stops was $31,334,744 a 361% increase in compared to the $6,798,123 in Fiscal Year 2019/20.  The first VGT’s became operational in August 2019.  At the end of this fiscal year, there were 49 VGT facilities operating in Pennsylvania compared to 28 facilities in operation at the end of Fiscal Year 2019/2020.

VGT revenue for each of the providers, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year, is as follows:

VGT Terminal Operator

VGT Revenue

FY2020/21

VGT Revenue

FY2019/20

% Change

Marquee by Penn

$23,526,114

$5,637,401

317.32%

Commonwealth Gaming

$4,493,687

$1,160,721

287.15%

Jango Entertainment

$1,679,323

n/a

n/a

Second State Gaming

$1,635,619

n/a

n/a

 Statewide Total

$31,334,744

$6,798,123

360.93%

Breakdowns of revenue by types of gambling and by operator is available on the Board’s web site, https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov  .

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.