FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 20th, 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 Monthly Revenue For August

HARRISBURG, PA:  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted reports today on its website that show that the combined total revenue in August 2021 generated from all forms of gaming regulated by the Board along with fantasy contests was $408,092,073.  That represents a increase of over 31% over total revenue in August 2020 of $310,717,728.

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

 

Source

August 2021

Total Revenue

August 2020

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$59,158,586

$58,823,015

0.57%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$49,804,684

$28,570,431

74.32%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$48,591,140

$39,547,214

22.87%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$44,957,469

$33,374,754

34.71%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$28,860,747

$27,752,508

3.99%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$31,381,019

$24,802,872

26.52%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$24,006,829

$27,060,563

-11.28%

The Meadows Casino

$23,875,992

$15,354,159

55.50%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$21,818,531

$19,500,220

11.89%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$21,335,286

$25,091

+1,000%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$19,074,890

$20,421,591

-6.59%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$12,307,412

$8,704,351

41.39%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$9,534,295

n/a

n/a

Hollywood Casino York

$4,777,777

n/a

n/a

Video Gaming Terminals

$3,621,722

$2,247,898

61.12%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,377,016

$2,398,566

-0.90%

Fantasy Contests

$1,609,978

$2,134,494

-24.57%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$998,698

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$408,092,073

$310,717,728

31.34%

 Additionally, total tax revenue before any adjustments was $168,844,089.

Revenue by Game Type

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

 

Type of Gaming Revenue

August 2021

August 2020

% Change

Retail Slots Revenue

$209,820,720

$166,999,047

25.64%

Retail Tables Revenue

$86,313,388

$65,119,689

32.55%

iGaming Slots Revenue

$66,319,481

$39,630,603

67.34%

iGaming Tables Revenue

$19,202,547

$13,582,723

41.37%

Sports Wagering Revenue

$18,007,244

$18,274,075

-1.46%

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$3,621,722

$2,247,898

61.12%

iGaming Poker Revenue

$3,196,992

$2,729,199

17.14%

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$1,609,978

$2,134,494

-24.57%

Total Gaming Revenue

$408,092,073

$310,717,728

31.34%

Slot Machine Revenue

August’s gross revenue from slot machines was $209,820,720 an increase of 26% when compared to August 2020.

 The number of slot machines in operation in August 2021 was 26,017.

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

Casino

August 2021 Slots Revenue

August 2020 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$36,299,867

$35,244,882

2.99%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$24,788,275

$20,345,173

21.84%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$22,432,118

$17,378,748

29.08%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$16,307,850

$13,164,879

23.87%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$15,060,355

$13,543,112

11.20%

The Meadows Casino

$13,892,571

$11,696,288

18.78%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$13,697,582

$15,091,488

-9.24%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$12,246,877

$13,739,548

-10.86%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$11,646,975

$10,997,699

5.90%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$10,982,148

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$9,410,517

$7,091,254

32.71%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$8,498,091

$6,529,458

30.15%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$8,095,061

n/a

n/a

Hollywood Casino York

$4,298,308

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,164,126

$2,176,519

-0.57%

Statewide Total

$209,820,720

$166,999,047

25.64%

 Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in August 2021 was $106,964,678*.

 Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for August 2021 was $86,313,388 a 33% increase over August 2020 when table games revenue was $65,119,689.

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

 

Casino

August 2021 Table Games Revenue

August 2020 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$18,956,104

$12,815,933

47.91%

Parx Casino

$18,022,482

$14,489,757

24.38%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$9,079,161

$9,221,735

-1.55%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$8,603,152

n/a

n/a

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$7,905,316

$5,438,106

45.37%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$4,359,003

$3,867,202

12.72%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$4,200,145

$5,737,446

-26.79%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,263,263

$2,972,970

9.76%

The Meadows Casino

$3,170,459

$2,344,349

35.24%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$3,002,075

$3,417,918

-12.17%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,633,974

$3,050,047

-13.64%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,291,167

$1,542,180

-16.28%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$1,285,290

n/a

n/a

Hollywood Casino York

$328,906

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$212,890

$222,047

-4.12%

Statewide Total

$86,313,388

$65,119,689

32.55%

 Total tax revenue from table games play during August 2021 was $13,907,915 *.

 Internet Casino-Type Gaming (iGaming) Revenue

Casino-type games offered online generated gross revenue of $88,719,021 during August 2021 an increase of 59% when compared to $55,942,525 in August 2020.

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

 

Casino Operator

Total iGaming

Revenue

iGaming

Slots

Revenue

iGaming

Table Games

Revenue

iGaming

Poker Revenue

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$30,483,456

$23,250,187

$6,887,285

$345,983

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$27,119,477

$23,269,460

$3,732,578

$117,440

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$14,030,184

$8,676,609

$5,353,575

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$5,354,521

$2,221,210

$1,218,991

$1,914,320

Parx Casino

$3,420,487

$2,933,837

$486,650

 

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$2,397,155

$1,356,137

$221,769

$819,249

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$1,939,428

$1,587,612

$351,816

 

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,433,876

$931,655

$502,220

 

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$1,363,936

$1,089,122

$274,814

 

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$1,176,501

$1,003,652

$172,849

 

Statewide Total

$88,719,021

$66,319,481

$19,202,547

$3,196,992

 Tax revenue generated from iGaming play during August 2021 was $39,364,095*.

Total iGaming revenue for each of the casino operators during August 2021 and August 2020 is as follows:

 

Operator

August 2021
iGaming Revenue

August 2020
iGaming Revenue

% Change

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$30,483,456

$11,791,817

158.51%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$27,119,477

$17,141,834

58.21%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$14,030,184

$8,710,564

61.07%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$5,354,521

$6,857,924

-21.92%

Parx Casino

$3,420,487

$7,450,881

-54.09%

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$2,397,155

$724,480

230.88%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$1,939,428

$2,993,167

-35.20%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,433,876

$33,117

+1,000%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$1,363,936

$25,091

+1,000%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$1,176,501

$213,648

450.67%

Statewide Total

$88,719,021

$55,942,525

58.59%

Sports Wagering Revenue

Taxable revenue during August 2021 for sports wagering was $18,007,244, compared to $18,274,075 in August of last year, a decrease of 1.5%.

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

 

Casino Operator

Total Revenue

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total

Handle3

The Meadows Casino

$6,812,962

$222,387

$6,590,575

$81,326,183

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$3,330,397

$304,546

$3,025,851

$137,356,071

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$1,626,900

$67,497

$1,559,402

$27,902,318

Parx Casino

$1,196,714

$532,815

$663,898

$10,552,361

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$1,043,585

$479,792

$563,793

$17,593,146

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$998,698

$0

$998,698

$28,397,169

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$745,527

$174,099

$571,428

$15,386,504

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$595,724

$14,918

$580,805

$9,030,245

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$386,050

$367,232

$18,818

$3,677,364

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$231,768

$86,680

$145,088

$5,008,088

Harrah's Philadelphia

$230,713

$231,318

-$604

$3,101,629

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$219,035

$219,035

$0

$1,779,967

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$171,853

$207,883

-$36,031

$4,179,484

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$153,944

$153,944

$0

$830,643

Hollywood Casino York

$150,564

$150,564

$0

$420,747

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$76,222

$76,222

$0

$960,097

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$36,589

$17,798

$18,791

$1,018,354

Statewide Total

$18,007,244

$3,306,731

$14,700,513

$348,520,369

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

 

Operator

August 2021 Sports Wagering Revenue

August 2020 Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

The Meadows Casino

$6,812,962

$1,313,522

418.68%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$3,330,397

$9,094,569

-63.38%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$1,626,900

$185,455

777.25%

Parx Casino

$1,196,714

$1,567,287

-23.64%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$1,043,585

$1,986,019

-47.45%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$998,698

n/a

n/a

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$745,527

$2,185,946

-65.89%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$595,724

$1,243,950

-52.11%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$386,050

n/a

n/a

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$231,768

$235,343

-1.52%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$230,713

$220,116

4.81%

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$219,035

$70,208

211.98%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$171,853

$37,801

354.63%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$153,944

n/a

n/a

Hollywood Casino York

$150,564

n/a

n/a

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$76,222

$133,861

-43.06%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$36,589

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$18,007,244

$18,274,075

-1.46%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun Pocono

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during August 2021 was $6,482,608*.

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for August 2021 for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $3,621,722 an 61% increase when compared to August 2020 when revenue was $2,247,898. By the close of August 2021, four VGT Terminal Operators were operating the maximum permitted five machines at 58 truck stop establishments. That represents a total of 290 VGTs in operation statewide.

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

 

VGTs Terminal Operator

August VGTs Wagers

August VGTs

Payouts

August VGTs

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$26,975,419

$24,531,132

$2,444,287

Commonwealth Gaming2

$6,093,519

$5,617,976

$475,543

Jango Entertainment3

$4,786,381

$4,389,664

$396,717

Second State Gaming4

$3,899,239

$3,594,065

$305,174

 Statewide Total

$41,754,558

$38,132,836

$3,621,722

1 operated VGTs in 25 establishments during August

2 operated VGTs in 11 establishments during August

3 operates VGTs in 10 establishments during August

4 operates VGTs in 12 establishments during August

 Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in August 2021 was $1,883,295.

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $1,609,978 in August 2021, a decrease of 25% over August 2020, when revenue was $2,134,494.

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

 

Fantasy Contests

Operator

August 2021

Fantasy Revenue1

August 2020 Fantasy Revenue1

% Change

FanDuel

$854,143

$905,414

-5.66%

DraftKings

$749,182

$1,215,470

-38.36%

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$4,442

$12,419

-64.23%

UnderDog Sports

$1,529

n/a

n/a

Fantasy Sports Games LLC

$673

n/a

n/a

Sportshub Technologies

$10

$6

74.09%

Fantasy Draft

$0

$1,185

n/a

Statewide Total

$1,609,978

$2,134,494

-24.57%

 Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in August 2021 was $241,497*.

 *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 is expected to generate over $1.8 billion in tax revenue during the 2021/2022 State Fiscal Year.

 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.