FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 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 Total Gaming Revenue For September

HARRISBURG, PA:  Figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board show total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated in the Commonwealth during September 2021 was $415,671,773 which represents an increase of 46% compared to revenue generated in September 2020.

Sources of gaming revenue regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board include slot machines, table games, internet gaming, retail and internet 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 September 2021 by casinos along with fantasy contests and video gaming terminals operated by other vendors, and includes a comparison to total revenue generated last September:

 

Source

Sept 2021

Total Revenue

Sept 2020

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$57,163,521

$53,547,599

6.75%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$55,898,340

$28,438,091

96.56%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$47,904,694

$37,841,112

26.59%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$43,689,179

$31,974,524

36.64%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$41,525,237

$22,013,383

88.64%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$33,141,240

$23,083,439

43.57%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$21,825,030

$23,421,029

-6.81%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$21,363,561

$17,037,606

25.39%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$19,589,408

$104,214

+1000%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$18,914,160

$12,738,810

48.48%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$17,597,517

$18,777,241

-6.28%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$11,547,177

$8,914,662

29.53%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$9,175,334

n/a

n/a

Hollywood Casino York

$7,038,970

n/a

n/a

Video Gaming Terminals

$3,406,058

$2,383,746

42.89%

Fantasy Contests

$3,213,669

$3,234,158

-0.63%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,297,351

$2,024,925

13.45%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$381,327

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$415,671,773

$285,534,539

45.58%

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $169,135,316 during September 2021

 

August Revenue by Game Type

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

Type of Gaming Revenue

Sept 2021

Sept 2020

Retail Slots Revenue

$198,880,281

$157,445,561

Retail Tables Revenue

$84,089,528

$59,159,255

I-Gaming Slot Revenue

$68,560,341

$39,935,329

Sports Wagering Revenue

$28,253,790

$6,269,883

I-Gaming Tables Revenue

$26,343,260

$14,730,563

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$3,406,058

$2,383,746

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$3,213,669

$3,234,158

I-Gaming Poker Revenue

$2,924,846

$2,376,045

Total Gaming Revenue

$415,671,773

$285,534,539


Slot Machine Revenue

September’s gross revenue from slot machines at the casinos was $198,880,281, a 26% increase in revenue when compared to the $157,445,561 generated in September 2020.

The number of slot machines in operation on September 30, 2021 was 25,850 compared to 16,360 at the casinos in September 2020. 

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

Casino

Sept 2021 Slots Revenue

Sept 2020 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$33,468,327

$31,330,663

6.82%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$23,307,321

$19,840,545

17.47%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$22,600,520

$17,135,559

31.89%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$16,034,409

$12,059,023

32.97%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$13,938,330

$11,872,966

17.40%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$13,801,687

$13,551,286

1.85%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$11,952,199

$12,672,329

-5.68%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$11,448,276

$12,686,382

-9.76%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$10,182,072

$10,812,336

-5.83%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$9,621,231

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$8,981,179

$6,871,449

30.70%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$8,587,872

$6,769,753

26.86%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$7,603,479

n/a

n/a

Hollywood Casino York

$5,321,197

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,032,184

$1,843,270

10.25%

Statewide Total

$198,880,281

$157,445,561

26.32%

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in September of this year was $101,446,335*.

 

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for September 2021 was $84,089,528, an increase of 42% over September of last year when revenue was $59,159,255.

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

Casino

Sept 2021 Table Games Revenue

Sept 2020 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$18,878,194

$11,571,735

63.14%

Parx Casino

$17,916,568

$13,332,701

34.38%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$8,762,030

$8,865,625

-1.17%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$8,611,326

n/a

n/a

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$8,148,722

$5,198,972

56.74%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,447,810

$3,707,971

-7.02%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$3,346,681

$4,998,516

-33.05%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$3,023,804

$2,378,625

27.12%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$2,811,412

$1,786,023

57.41%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,701,238

$3,391,728

-20.36%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,249,299

$2,565,043

-12.31%

Hollywood Casino York

$1,441,701

n/a

n/a

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$1,393,317

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,092,258

$1,180,661

-7.49%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$265,167

$181,656

45.97%

Statewide Total

$84,089,528

$59,159,255

42.14%

Total tax revenue from table games play during September was $13,588,749*.

 

Internet Casino-Type Gaming Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $97,828,447 during September 2021 an increase of 71.5% compared to September 2020 when revenue was $57,041,936.

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

Casino Operator

Total Internet Games

Revenue

Internet

Slots

Revenue

Internet

Table Games

Revenue

Internet

Poker Revenue

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$38,633,001

$24,638,627

$13,723,557

$270,816

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$26,723,116

$22,947,860

$3,681,480

$93,775

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$15,804,587

$9,828,043

$5,976,544

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$5,569,357

$2,437,721

$1,174,848

$1,956,788

Parx Casino

$3,607,567

$3,183,290

$424,277

 

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$2,526,162

$1,467,230

$455,465

$603,466

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$1,808,727

$1,568,258

$240,468

 

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$1,297,238

$1,117,053

$180,184

 

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,154,307

$779,457

$374,850

 

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$704,387

$592,800

$111,586

 

Statewide Total

$97,828,447

$68,560,341

$26,343,260

$2,924,846

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during September was $41,675,667*.

Internet Gaming revenue for each of the casinos during September of this year and September of last year, if applicable, is as follows:

Operator

Sept 2021
I-Gaming Revenue

Sept 2020
I-Gaming Revenue

% Change

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$38,633,001

$14,763,046

161.69%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$26,723,116

$16,115,148

65.83%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$15,804,587

$9,106,005

73.56%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$5,569,357

$6,599,619

-15.61%

Parx Casino

$3,607,567

$6,222,218

-42.02%

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$2,526,162

$784,462

222.02%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$1,808,727

$2,379,077

-23.97%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$1,297,238

$562,245

130.72%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,154,307

$405,903

184.38%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$704,387

$104,214

575.91%

Statewide Total

$97,828,447

$57,041,936

71.50%

 

Sports Wagering Revenue

Sports wagering handle during September 2021 was $578,760,746 compared to September 2020 when handle was $462,787,392.

The taxable sports wagering revenue figure for September 2021 was $28,253,790 or 351% higher than September 2020 taxable revenue of $6,269,883.

September sports wagering total handle and a breakout ranked by September 2021 revenue is as follows:

Casino Operator

Total

Handle3

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total Revenue

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$187,553,372

$419,656

$14,011,885

$14,431,541

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$27,649,796

$1,122,164

$1,269,834

$2,391,998

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$20,612,606

$1,221,530

$1,015,947

$2,237,477

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$166,600,879

$170,569

$1,993,849

$2,164,418

Parx Casino

$18,775,632

$1,101,949

$719,697

$1,821,646

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$54,986,748

$328,253

$886,099

$1,214,352

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$15,953,060

$58,484

$797,180

$855,664

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$5,673,405

$676,282

-$23,818

$652,464

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$50,722,680

n/a

$381,327

$381,327

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$2,249,039

$349,413

n/a

$349,413

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$7,366,133

$464,215

-$144,782

$319,433

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$8,934,643

$138,174

$154,628

$292,802

Harrah's Philadelphia

$6,122,538

$312,985

-$36,587

$276,399

Hollywood Casino York

$1,493,440

$276,073

n/a

$276,073

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$1,824,545

$188,446

$17,980

$206,426

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$1,257,847

$203,820

n/a

$203,820

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$984,381

$178,538

n/a

$178,538

Statewide Total

$578,760,746

$7,210,551

$21,043,239

$28,253,790

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 this year and for last year if applicable, is as follows:

Operator

Sept 2021 Sports
Wagering Revenue

Sept 2020 Sports
Wagering Revenue

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$14,431,541

$2,745,897

425.57%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$2,391,998

$748,908

219.40%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$2,237,477

$2,048,004

9.25%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$2,164,418

-$920,180

-335.22%

Parx Casino

$1,821,646

$2,159,085

-15.63%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$1,214,352

-$2,441,284

-149.74%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$855,664

$441,110

93.98%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$652,464

n/a

n/a

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$381,327

n/a

n/a

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$349,413

$502,931

-30.52%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$319,433

$456,650

-30.05%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$292,802

$9,091

3120.80%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$276,399

$307,881

-10.23%

Hollywood Casino York

$276,073

n/a

n/a

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$206,426

n/a

n/a

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$203,820

$211,790

-3.76%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$178,538

n/a

n/a

Total

$28,253,790

$6,269,883

350.63%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun Pocono

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during September was $10,171,364*.

 

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for September for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $3,406,058. By the close of September four VGT Terminal Operators were operating five machines at each of 59 truck stop establishments.

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

VGTs Terminal Operator

Sept VGTs Wagers

Sept VGTs

Payouts

Sept VGTs

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$24,513,893

$22,336,561

$2,177,332

Commonwealth Gaming2

$5,791,197

$5,341,016

$450,181

Jango4

$5,017,286

$4,584,940

$432,346

Second State Gaming3

$3,874,596

$3,528,397

$346,199

 Statewide Total

$39,196,972

$35,790,914

$3,406,058

1 operated VGTs in 25 establishments during September

2 operated VGTs in 12 establishments during September

3 operated VGTs in 12 establishments during September

4 operated VGTs in 10 establishments during September

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in September was $1,771,150*.

 

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $3,213,669 in September 2021, a decrease of 0.63% over September of last year when revenue was $3,234,158.

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

Fantasy Contests Operator

Sept 2021 Fantasy Revenue

Sept 2020 Fantasy Revenue

DraftKings

$1,925,980

$1,769,195

FanDuel

$1,302,891

$1,427,568

UnderDog Sports

$12,426

n/a

Sportshub Technologies

$2,043

$24,399

Fantasy Sports Gaming, LLC

$1,016

n/a

No House Advantage

$212

n/a

Fantasy Draft

$0

$24

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

-$30,900

$12,972

Statewide Total

$3,213,669

$3,234,158

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in September of this year was $482,050*.

*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.