FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 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

Gaming Control Board Reports Record Monthly Revenue In July

Table games revenue in casinos hits all-time high as patrons come back to casinos

HARRISBURG, PA:  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted reports today on its website that show that the combined total revenue in July 2021 generated from all forms of gaming regulated by the Board along with fantasy contests was $423,657,956. That represents the highest monthly revenue total to date for games regulated by the Board.

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

The Board notes that revenue from land-based casino games was particularly strong with monthly table games achieving a record for revenue and slot machine revenue placing 4th all time for a month.

In releasing the July figures, the Board again noted that due to Covid-19 restrictions casinos were operating last year with reduced slot and table games capacity and occupancy limits with two facilities were closed for a portion July 2020:

·        Rivers Casino Pittsburgh was closed from July 3 to July 9

·        Rivers Casino Philadelphia was closed from July 1 to 16.

Therefore, while revenue comparisons are made in this release against the previous year, to provide a fairer comparison of this month’s revenue figures the Board is once again providing, where appropriate, a comparison of this year’s revenue against that of July 2019 when Covid-19 restrictions were not in place and all casinos operated for the entirety of the month. Using that comparison, this month’s total revenue was 51% above that of July 2019 when the total revenue was $281,482,227.

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

Source

July 2021

Total Revenue

July 2020

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$64,057,877

$59,850,558

7.03%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$53,620,190

$27,890,918

92.25%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$50,204,676

$25,036,892

100.52%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$43,944,110

$28,040,019

56.72%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$35,333,418

$18,998,731

85.98%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$34,181,877

$16,868,287

102.64%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$25,759,845

$27,790,085

-7.31%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$23,138,219

$19,500,985

18.65%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$22,906,425

n/a

n/a

The Meadows Casino

$20,671,781

$18,114,929

14.11%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$18,302,779

$25,862,914

-29.23%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$13,299,693

$9,493,880

40.09%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$9,850,627

n/a

n/a

Video Gaming Terminals

$3,754,668

$2,069,180

81.46%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,490,903

$2,608,648

-4.51%

Fantasy Contests

$1,570,073

$925,738

69.60%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$570,794

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$423,657,956

$283,051,763

49.68%

 Additionally, total tax revenue before any adjustments was $174,655,135.

Revenue by Game Type

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

 

Type of Gaming Revenue

July 2021

July 2020

% Change

Retail Slots Revenue

$222,874,389

$165,044,767

35.04%

Retail Tables Revenue

$86,921,038

$52,512,448

65.52%

iGaming Slots Revenue

$63,226,079

$39,445,751

60.29%

iGaming Tables Revenue

$22,859,110

$11,919,900

91.77%

Sports Wagering Revenue

$19,856,180

$8,147,480

143.71%

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$3,754,668

$2,069,180

81.46%

iGaming Poker Revenue

$2,596,418

$2,986,498

-13.06%

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$1,570,073

$925,738

69.60%

Total Gaming Revenue

$423,657,956

$283,051,763

49.68%

Slot Machine Revenue

July’s gross revenue from slot machines was $222,874,389 an increase of 35% when compared to July 2020.

When comparing slot revenue from July 2019 (pre-Covid-19 revenue) to July 2021 there was a 12% increase with $199,607,005 in July 2019 compared $222,874,389 in July 2021.

The number of slot machines in operation in July 2021 was 25,710.

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

 

Casino

July 2021 Slots Revenue

July 2020 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$38,517,384

$36,179,662

6.46%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$25,882,236

$19,187,607

34.89%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh2

$25,326,991

$11,979,900

111.41%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$17,793,725

$14,483,675

22.85%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$16,787,788

$14,195,047

18.27%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$15,377,300

$15,138,176

1.58%

The Meadows Casino

$14,503,836

$13,336,472

8.75%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$13,445,569

$18,186,401

-26.07%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia1

$13,030,950

$5,385,385

141.97%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$12,038,016

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,457,387

$7,762,761

34.71%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$9,046,311

$6,905,973

30.99%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$8,401,949

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,264,947

$2,303,710

-1.68%

Statewide Total

$222,874,389

$165,044,767

35.04%

1 Closed July 1-16, 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions.

2 Closed July 3-9, 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in July 2021 was $113,137,754*.

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for July 2021 was $86,921,038 a 66% increase over July 2020 when table games revenue was $52,512,448.

When comparing table games revenue from July 2019 (pre-Covid-19 revenue) to July 2021 there was a 13% increase with $76,965,914 in July 2019 compared $86,921,038 in July 2021.

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

 

Casino

July 2021 Table Games Revenue

July 2020 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$19,975,098

$15,180,262

31.59%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$16,646,493

$8,817,998

88.78%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia1

$10,550,024

$2,991,802

252.63%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$9,863,874

n/a

n/a

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh2

$7,630,741

$3,889,730

96.18%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$4,563,945

$3,414,901

33.65%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$3,411,958

$6,739,195

-49.37%

The Meadows Casino

$3,249,637

$2,871,067

13.19%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,853,065

$2,845,069

0.28%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,575,979

$1,898,026

35.72%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,471,190

$2,309,792

6.99%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,550,105

$1,249,670

24.04%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$1,352,974

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$225,956

$304,938

-25.90%

Statewide Total

$86,921,038

$52,512,448

65.52%

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

2 Closed July 3-9, 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions.

 Total tax revenue from table games play during July 2021 was $13,990,599*.

 Internet Casino-Type Gaming (iGaming) Revenue

Casino-type games offered online generated gross revenue of $88,681,608 during July 2021 an increase of 63% when compared to $54,352,149 in July 2020.

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

 

Casino Operator

Total iGaming

Revenue

iGaming

Slots

Revenue

iGaming

Table Games

Revenue

iGaming

Poker Revenue

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$32,112,943

$23,108,970

$8,713,391

$290,583

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$25,805,335

$21,559,877

$4,160,848

$84,611

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$14,201,254

$7,206,824

$6,994,430

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$5,237,546

$1,989,313

$1,268,700

$1,979,533

Parx Casino

$4,221,293

$3,840,434

$380,859

 

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,464,656

$2,010,630

$454,027

 

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$1,407,407

$1,206,287

$201,120

 

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$1,379,163

$839,075

$298,397

$241,691

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,097,659

$970,946

$126,713

 

Live! Philadelphia

$754,351

$493,723

$260,627

 

Statewide Total

$88,681,608

$63,226,079

$22,859,110

$2,596,418

Tax revenue generated from iGaming play during July 2021 was $38,190,620*.

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

 

Operator

July 2021
iGaming Revenue

July 2020
iGaming Revenue

% Change

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$32,112,943

$10,752,504

198.66%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$25,805,335

$15,459,938

66.92%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$14,201,254

$8,405,186

68.96%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$5,237,546

$8,255,585

-36.56%

Parx Casino

$4,221,293

$7,428,752

-43.18%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,464,656

$2,856,028

-13.70%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$1,407,407

$34,414

3989.58%

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$1,379,163

$831,865

65.79%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,097,659

$327,875

234.78%

Live! Philadelphia

$754,351

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$88,681,608

$54,352,149

63.16%

 Sports Wagering Revenue

Taxable revenue during July 2021 for sports wagering was $19,856,180, compared to $8,147,480 in July of last year, an increase of 144%.

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

 

Casino Operator

Total Revenue

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total

Handle3

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$9,614,663

$93,838

$9,520,825

$108,483,759

The Meadows Casino

$2,918,308

$163,339

$2,754,969

$67,206,392

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$1,866,394

$133,804

$1,732,590

$24,452,000

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$1,224,145

$279,294

$944,851

$17,903,344

Parx Casino

$1,179,095

$476,905

$702,189

$11,864,283

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$818,366

$264,494

$553,872

$14,919,667

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$581,054

$69,739

$511,314

$10,435,080

Hollywood Morgantown

$570,794

$0

$570,794

$29,042,453

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$250,186

$282,424

-$32,239

$4,039,789

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$242,664

$128,651

$114,013

$5,305,144

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$194,542

$236,434

-$41,892

$4,066,940

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$165,009

$165,009

$0

$1,502,528

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$95,703

$95,703

$0

$1,068,594

Harrah's Philadelphia

$66,089

$194,971

-$128,882

$2,454,034

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$61,195

$61,195

$0

$712,545

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$7,974

$47,769

-$39,796

$958,952

Statewide Total

$19,856,180

$2,693,570

$17,162,609

$304,415,503

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

 

Operator

July 2021 Sports Wagering Revenue

July 2020 Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$9,614,663

$1,377,780

597.84%

The Meadows Casino

$2,918,308

$1,907,390

53.00%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$1,866,394

$98,298

1798.70%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$1,224,145

$998,658

22.58%

Parx Casino

$1,179,095

$1,061,881

11.04%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$818,366

$1,199,767

-31.79%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$581,054

$981,422

-40.79%

Hollywood Morgantown

$570,794

n/a

n/a

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$250,186

n/a

n/a

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$242,664

$240,834

0.76%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$194,542

$153,574

26.68%

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$165,009

$0

n/a

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$95,703

n/a

n/a

Harrah's Philadelphia

$66,089

$105,454

-37.33%

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$61,195

$22,421

172.93%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$7,974

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$19,856,180

$8,147,480

143.71%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun Pocono

 Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during July 2021 was $7,148,225*.

 Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for July 2021 for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $3,754,668 an 81% increase when compared to July 2020 when revenue was $2,069,180. By the close of July 2021, four VGT Terminal Operators were operating the maximum permitted five machines at 51 truck stop establishments.

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

 

VGTs Terminal Operator

July VGTs Wagers

July VGTs

Payouts

July VGTs

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$27,668,880

$25,100,677

$2,568,203

Commonwealth Gaming2

$6,098,959

$5,599,268

$499,690

Jango Entertainment3

$5,131,008

$4,706,489

$424,519

Second State Gaming4

$2,851,667

$2,589,410

$262,257

 Statewide Total

$41,750,513

$37,995,845

$3,754,668

1 operated VGTs in 24 establishments during July

2 operated VGTs in 11 establishments during July

3 operates VGTs in 9 establishments during July

4 operates VGTs in 7 establishments during July

 Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in July 2021 was $1,952,428.

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $1,570,073 in July 2021, an increase of 70% over July 2020, when revenue was $925,738.

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

 

Fantasy Contests

Operator

July 2021

Fantasy Revenue

July 2020 Fantasy Revenue

% Change

DraftKings

$831,907

$673,337

23.55%

FanDuel

$729,606

$250,069

191.76%

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$5,046

$2,263

122.95%

UnderDog Sports

$2,807

n/a

n/a

Sportshub Technologies

$360

$266

35.73%

Fantasy Sports Games LLC

$346

n/a

n/a

Fantasy Draft

$0

-$197

n/a

Statewide Total

$1,570,073

$925,738

69.60%

 Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in July 2021 was $235,511*.

 *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 15 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 two mini-casinos (Category 4).  Casino expansion will continue over the next couple of years with the anticipated openings of up to three 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.