FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17th, 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

Record Overall Revenue Reached In October For Pennsylvania Gaming

Revenue for retail table games, I-Gaming and fantasy contests reach all-time monthly highs

HARRISBURG, PA:  Figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board show total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated in the Commonwealth during October 2021 was $425,916,762 which represents an increase of 33% compared to revenue generated in October 2020. It also eclipsed the all-time monthly revenue high set in July of this year.

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 October 2021 by casinos along with fantasy contests and video gaming terminals operated by other vendors, and includes a comparison to total revenue generated last October:

 

Source

Oct 2021

Total Revenue

Oct 2020

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$57,378,359

$54,942,916

4.43%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$57,063,431

$34,968,936

63.18%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$46,269,529

$39,088,546

18.37%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$46,229,880

$33,138,847

39.50%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$42,873,928

$35,291,784

21.48%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$32,328,608

$25,515,888

26.70%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$24,325,897

$21,085,216

15.37%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$21,890,619

$23,253,524

-5.86%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$21,582,463

$17,521,427

23.18%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$19,385,800

$18,452,911

5.06%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$18,754,718

$278,463

+1000%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$11,740,331

$9,078,834

29.32%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$9,442,970

n/a

n/a

Hollywood Casino York

$7,366,618

n/a

n/a

Fantasy Contests

$3,695,341

$3,203,005

15.37%

Video Gaming Terminals

$3,373,559

$2,416,180

39.62%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,868,213

$1,981,759

-5.73%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$346,496

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$425,916,762

$320,218,237

33.01%

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $172,331,973 during October 2021.

 

October Revenue by Game Type

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

 

Type of Gaming Revenue

Oct 2021

Oct 2020

Retail Slots Revenue

$203,344,187

$154,725,850

Retail Tables Revenue

$89,078,876

$63,335,846

I-Gaming Slot Revenue

$70,721,778

$40,349,548

I-Gaming Tables Revenue

$29,315,882

$16,988,378

Sports Wagering Revenue

$23,532,816

$36,776,926

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$3,695,341

$3,203,005

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$3,373,559

$2,416,180

I-Gaming Poker Revenue

$2,854,323

$2,422,505

Total Gaming Revenue

$425,916,762

$320,218,237


Slot Machine Revenue

October’s gross revenue from slot machines at the casinos was $203,344,187, a 31% increase in revenue when compared to the $154,725,850 generated in October 2020.

The number of slot machines in operation for October 2021 was 25,717 compared to 16,611 machines in October 2020. 

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

 

Casino

Oct 2021 Slots Revenue

Oct 2020 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$33,687,915

$31,054,025

8.48%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$23,318,754

$18,218,472

28.00%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$22,886,825

$17,104,803

33.80%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$16,152,263

$12,512,002

29.09%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$15,125,145

$13,639,901

10.89%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$14,195,536

$12,159,572

16.74%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$12,484,118

$11,672,950

6.95%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$11,789,300

$12,460,266

-5.38%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$10,445,363

$10,635,613

-1.79%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$10,076,201

n/a

n/a

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$9,111,871

$6,903,158

32.00%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$8,895,024

$6,575,790

35.27%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$7,915,470

n/a

n/a

Hollywood Casino York

$5,614,676

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,645,726

$1,789,298

-8.02%

Statewide Total

$203,344,187

$154,725,850

31.42%

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in October of this year was $103,855,959*.

 

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for October 2021 was $89,078,876, an increase of 41% over October of last year when revenue was $63,335,846. It was the single highest month for table games revenue which had been set in July 2021 at $86,921,038.

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

 

Casino

Oct 2021 Table Games Revenue

Oct 2020 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$21,602,212

$14,324,442

50.81%

Parx Casino

$18,469,184

$14,214,035

29.94%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$8,491,865

$5,946,131

42.81%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$8,176,934

$9,393,842

-12.95%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$7,420,751

n/a

n/a

Harrah's Philadelphia

$4,965,114

$4,861,334

2.13%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,741,880

$3,482,392

7.45%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$3,379,278

$2,719,831

24.25%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$3,010,493

$2,077,935

44.88%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,922,014

$2,339,912

24.88%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,455,400

$2,364,404

3.85%

Hollywood Casino York

$1,553,906

n/a

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,348,861

$1,419,128

-4.95%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$1,318,497

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$222,488

$192,462

15.60%

Statewide Total

$89,078,876

$63,335,846

40.65%

Total tax revenue from table games play during October was $14,393,353*.

 

Internet Casino-Type Gaming Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $102,891,983 during October 2021 an increase of 72% compared to October 2020 when revenue was $59,760,431. The revenue amount for this month also set a new high over the $101,251,771 amount in May 2021.

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

$40,590,641

$26,534,279

$13,753,252

$303,110

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$26,302,497

$22,786,649

$3,407,780

$108,068

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$18,772,697

$10,643,340

$8,129,357

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$5,381,253

$2,009,662

$1,515,758

$1,855,834

Parx Casino

$3,858,179

$3,118,146

$740,033

 

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$2,694,791

$1,565,232

$542,248

$587,311

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,047,734

$1,592,700

$455,034

 

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,224,252

$852,025

$372,228

 

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$1,167,573

$975,591

$191,982

 

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$852,366

$644,155

$208,211

 

Statewide Total

$102,891,983

$70,721,778

$29,315,882

$2,854,323

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during October was $43,302,294*.

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

 

Operator

Oct 2021
I-Gaming Revenue

Oct 2020
I-Gaming Revenue

% Change

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$40,590,641

$15,540,834

161.19%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$26,302,497

$16,604,301

58.41%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$18,772,697

$10,026,771

87.23%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$5,381,253

$6,929,292

-22.34%

Parx Casino

$3,858,179

$5,929,793

-34.94%

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$2,694,791

$774,230

248.06%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,047,734

$2,595,861

-21.12%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,224,252

$484,952

152.45%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$1,167,573

$595,934

95.92%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$852,366

$278,463

206.10%

Statewide Total

$102,891,983

$59,760,431

72.17%

 

Sports Wagering Revenue

Sports wagering handle during October 2021 was $776,277,954 compared to October 2020 when handle was $525,802,524. The handle for this month was the single highest to date eclipsing the total in January 2021 of $615,294,827.

At the same time, the taxable sports wagering revenue figure for October 2021 was $23,532,816 or 36% lower than October 2020 taxable revenue of $36,776,926.

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

 

Casino Operator

Total

Handle3

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total Revenue

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$275,438,320

$565,767

$11,044,314

$11,610,081

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$204,099,136

$246,540

$6,873,328

$7,119,868

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$25,773,120

$609,356

$735,380

$1,344,736

Parx Casino

$28,039,118

$453,140

$627,871

$1,081,011

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$37,584,632

$419,121

$530,796

$949,917

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$6,667,220

$497,725

-$92,324

$405,401

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$65,914,524

$0

$346,496

$346,496

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$20,987,387

$75,585

$207,782

$283,367

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$2,918,611

$282,069

$0

$282,069

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$11,005,837

$198,607

$81,614

$280,221

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$8,682,985

$431,962

-$159,767

$272,195

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$1,400,031

$209,004

$0

$209,004

Hollywood Casino York

$2,298,330

$198,037

$0

$198,037

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$1,747,045

$180,231

$0

$180,231

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$2,698,641

$157,953

-$16,611

$141,342

Harrah's Philadelphia

$7,453,213

$397,467

-$460,872

-$63,405

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$73,569,805

$126,315

-$1,234,070

-$1,107,755

Total

$776,277,954

$5,048,879

$18,483,937

$23,532,816

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

Oct 2021 Sports Wagering Revenue

Oct 2020 Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$11,610,081

$15,642,025

-25.78%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$7,119,868

$6,847,709

3.97%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$1,344,736

$2,454,790

-45.22%

Parx Casino

$1,081,011

$3,268,017

-66.92%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$949,917

$2,464,954

-61.46%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$405,401

n/a

n/a

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$346,496

n/a

n/a

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$283,367

$1,168,890

-75.76%

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$282,069

$477,047

-40.87%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$280,221

$391,487

-28.42%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$272,195

$598,964

-54.56%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$209,004

n/a

n/a

Hollywood Casino York

$198,037

n/a

n/a

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$180,231

-$317,835

-156.71%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$141,342

n/a

n/a

Harrah's Philadelphia

-$63,405

$357,081

-117.76%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

-$1,107,755

$3,423,797

-132.35%

Total

$23,532,816

$36,776,926

-36.01%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun Pocono

3.Retail sportsbook no longer in operation

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during October was $8,471,814*.

 

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for October for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $3,373,559 or 40% higher than October 2020. By the close of October 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 October is as follows:

 

VGT Terminal Operator

Oct 2021 VGT Revenue

Oct 2020 VGT Revenue

% Change

Marquee by Penn1

$2,165,947

$1,816,086

19.26%

Commonwealth Gaming2

$438,643

$383,238

14.46%

Second State Gaming3

$432,918

$149,879

188.84%

Jango4

$336,051

$66,976

401.75%

 Statewide Total

$3,373,559

$2,416,180

39.62%

1 operated VGTs in 25 establishments during October

2 operated VGTs in 12 establishments during October

3 operates VGTs in 12 establishments during October

4 operates VGTs in 10 establishments during October

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in October was $1,754,251*.

 

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $3,695,341 in October 2021, an increase of 15% over October of last year when revenue was $3,203,005. The October revenue figure was also the highest to date eclipsing the December 2019 total of $3,435,621.

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

 

Fantasy Contests Operator

Oct 2021 Fantasy Revenue

Oct 2020 Fantasy Revenue

% Change

DraftKings

$2,142,458

$1,759,643

21.76%

FanDuel

$1,509,520

$1,425,869

5.87%

Sportshub Technologies

$27,536

$2,716

913.90%

UnderDog Sports

$26,881

n/a

n/a

Fantasy Sports Gaming, LLC

$8,543

n/a

n/a

No House Advantage

-$482

n/a

n/a

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

-$19,114

$14,777

-229.35%

Statewide Total

$3,695,341

$3,203,005

15.37%

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in October of this year was $554,301*.

*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.