FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 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

PA Gaming Control Board Reports Record Overall Gaming Revenue In November

Record month highlighted by sports wagering revenue 70% above previous monthly high

HARRISBURG, PA:  Figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board show total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated in the Commonwealth during November 2021 was a record $432,493,349 which represents an increase of 52% compared to revenue generated in November 2020. 

The total revenue achieved this month also surpassed the previous monthly high just achieved in October 2021 of $425,916,762.

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

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

 

Source

Nov 2021

Total Revenue

Nov 2020

Total Revenue

% Change

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$60,097,689

$33,607,988

78.82%

Valley Forge Casino Resort 1

$57,095,210

$33,589,011

69.98%

Parx Casino

$56,328,909

$50,213,047

12.18%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$46,698,619

$30,552,033

52.85%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$42,684,242

$27,593,625

54.69%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$32,096,898

$20,057,535

60.02%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$26,703,701

$18,808,538

41.98%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$20,590,797

$21,454,270

-4.02%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$20,196,425

$14,822,443

36.26%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$18,351,913

$294,093

+1000%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$16,909,860

$17,657,433

-4.23%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$10,496,237

$6,609,291

58.81%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$8,363,981

$2,262,629

269.66%

Hollywood Casino York

$7,138,592

n/a

n/a

Fantasy Contests

$3,358,090

$3,015,062

11.38%

Video Gaming Terminals

$3,185,451

$2,259,393

40.99%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,889,690

$1,470,938

28.47%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$307,046

n/a

n/a

Statewide Total

$432,493,349

$284,267,329

52.14%

1 Valley Forge November 2021 revenue totals are provisional and subject to change upon receipt of several final reconciled monthly reports

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $171,876,183 during November 2021.

 

November Revenue by Game Type

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

 

Type of Gaming Revenue

Nov 2021

Nov 2020

% Change

Retail Slots Revenue

$185,481,243

$129,530,805

43.19%

Retail Tables Revenue

$82,910,650

$52,336,318

58.42%

Sports Wagering Revenue

$63,668,655

$37,350,246

70.46%

I-Gaming Slot Revenue

$63,481,648

$39,393,804

61.15%

I-Gaming Tables Revenue

$27,652,931

$17,972,466

53.86%

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$3,358,090

$3,015,062

11.38%

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$3,185,451

$2,259,393

40.99%

I-Gaming Poker Revenue

$2,754,681

$2,409,235

14.34%

Total Gaming Revenue

$432,493,349

$284,267,329

52.14%


Slot Machine Revenue

November’s gross revenue from slot machines at the casinos was $185,481,243, a 43% increase in revenue when compared to the $129,530,805 generated in November 2020.

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

 

Casino

Nov 2021 Slots Revenue

Nov 2020 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$31,604,189

$27,552,069

14.71%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$22,614,187

$15,988,368

41.44%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$21,106,139

$14,099,011

49.70%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$14,974,126

$9,681,165

54.67%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$12,815,064

$11,778,313

8.80%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$11,902,043

$9,884,537

20.41%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$10,582,043

$9,961,033

6.23%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$10,552,182

$11,509,094

-8.31%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$10,373,838

$5,782,8942

79.39%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$9,352,573

n/a

n/a

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$8,759,406

$4,963,078

76.49%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$7,278,234

$4,983,368

46.05%

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$6,940,962

$1,989,1781

248.94%

Hollywood Casino York

$4,915,302

n/a

n/a

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$1,710,955

$1,358,696

25.93%

Statewide Total

$185,481,243

$129,530,805

43.19%

1 Live! Casino Pittsburgh opened on November 16, 2020

2 Rivers Casino Philadelphia was close November 20-30, 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in November of this year was $94,314,279*.

 

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for November 2021 was $82,910,650, an increase of 58.42% over November of last year when revenue was $52,336,318.

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

 

Casino

Nov 2021 Table Games Revenue

Nov 2020 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$19,026,975

$11,185,646

70.10%

Parx Casino

$17,651,545

$13,090,238

34.85%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$9,664,150

$6,166,425

56.72%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$7,667,053

$3,938,805

94.65%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$6,612,740

n/a

n/a

Harrah's Philadelphia

$4,009,473

$4,205,940

-4.67%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,801,529

$3,579,237

6.21%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$2,801,345

$1,749,242

60.15%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,701,130

$2,348,913

14.99%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,669,262

$2,812,963

-5.11%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,351,932

$1,915,767

22.77%

Hollywood Casino York

$1,778,902

n/a

n/a

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$1,101,937

$226,134

387.29%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$893,943

$1,004,765

-11.03%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$178,735

$112,242

59.24%

Statewide Total

$82,910,650

$52,336,318

58.42%

Total tax revenue from table games play during November was $13,367,007*.

 

Internet Casino-Type Gaming Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $93,889,261 during November 2021 an increase of 57.07% compared to November 2020 when revenue was $59,775,505.

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

$37,379,592

$22,973,883

$14,172,945

$232,763

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$24,238,053

$21,356,067

$2,796,872

$85,114

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$16,484,117

$8,724,303

$7,759,814

n/a

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$4,697,057

$2,017,794

$891,082

$1,788,180

Parx Casino

$3,193,260

$2,756,586

$436,674

n/a

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$2,145,603

$1,302,100

$194,879

$648,623

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$1,938,058

$1,438,459

$499,598

n/a

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$1,541,967

$1,256,820

$285,147

n/a

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,456,491

$932,233

$524,258

n/a

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$815,064

$723,403

$91,661

n/a

Statewide Total

$93,889,261

$63,481,648

$27,652,931

$2,754,681

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during November was $39,114,034*.

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

 

Operator

Nov 2021
I-Gaming Revenue

Nov 2020
I-Gaming Revenue

% Change

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$37,379,592

$15,696,642

138.14%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$24,238,053

$16,572,721

46.25%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$16,484,117

$10,384,395

58.74%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$4,697,057

$6,338,085

-25.89%

Parx Casino

$3,193,260

$5,916,326

-46.03%

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$2,145,603

$1,523,626

40.82%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$1,938,058

$2,449,717

-20.89%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$1,541,967

$294,093

424.31%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,456,491

$242,355

500.97%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$815,064

$357,547

127.96%

Statewide Total

$93,889,261

$59,775,505

57.07%


Sports Wagering Revenue

Sports wagering handle during November 2021 was $761,574,597 compared to November 2020 when the handle was $491,910,713.

At the same time, the taxable sports wagering revenue figure for November 2021 of $63,668,655 represented a record high and was 70% above the previous high month achieved last November when taxable revenue was $37,350,246.

November 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

$241,980,326

$408,843

$28,773,581

$29,182,424

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$217,040,641

$261,127

$11,739,185

$12,000,313

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$75,978,949

$308,598

$6,893,305

$7,201,903

Parx Casino

$26,085,647

$1,300,774

$2,059,233

$3,360,007

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$37,475,776

$1,130,993

$2,192,713

$3,323,706

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$26,290,367

$1,304,817

$1,117,761

$2,422,578

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$17,509,802

$142,296

$1,367,873

$1,510,169

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$8,585,032

$860,367

$7,203

$867,570

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$8,261,370

$678,149

$166,485

$844,634

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$11,012,285

$271,319

$474,872

$746,191

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$2,452,399

$519,908

$0

$519,908

Hollywood Casino York

$2,087,428

$444,388

$0

$444,388

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$1,281,504

$321,082

$0

$321,082

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$75,219,179

$0

$307,046

$307,046

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$2,237,206

$198,783

$29,233

$228,016

Harrah's Philadelphia

$6,436,697

$289,256

-$86,653

$202,603

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$1,639,988

$186,118

$0

$186,118

Total

$761,574,597

$8,626,818

$55,041,837

$63,668,655

 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

Nov 2021 Sports Wagering Revenue

Nov 2020 Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$29,182,424

$15,428,575

89.15%

Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

$12,000,313

$7,174,759

67.26%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$7,201,903

$3,784,120

90.32%

Parx Casino

$3,360,007

$3,563,619

-5.71%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$3,323,706

$2,019,720

64.56%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$2,422,578

$2,029,993

19.34%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$1,510,169

$1,575,915

-4.17%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$867,570

$378,802

129.03%

Live! Casino Philadelphia

$844,634

n/a

n/a

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$746,191

$605,958

23.14%

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$519,908

$90,795

472.62%

Hollywood Casino York

$444,388

n/a

n/a

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

$321,082

$47,317

578.58%

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

$307,046

n/a

n/a

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$228,016

$62,065

267.38%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$202,603

$418,773

-51.62%

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$186,118

$169,837

9.59%

Total

$63,668,655

$37,350,246

70.46%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun Pocono

3.Retail sportsbook no longer in operation

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during November was $22,920,716*.

 

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for November for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $3,185,451 or 41% higher than November 2020. By the close of November 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 November is as follows:

 

VGT Terminal Operator

Nov 2021 VGT Revenue

Nov 2020 VGT Revenue

% Change

Marquee by Penn1

$2,047,843

$1,734,042

18.10%

Commonwealth Gaming2

$441,210

$288,988

52.67%

Second State Gaming3

$325,815

$134,523

142.20%

Jango4

$370,583

$101,840

263.89%

 Statewide Total

$3,185,451

$2,259,393

40.99%

1 operated VGTs in 25 establishments during November

2 operated VGTs in 12 establishments during November

3 operates VGTs in 12 establishments during November

4 operates VGTs in 10 establishments during November

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in November was $1,656,434*.

 

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $3,358,090 in November 2021, an increase of 11% over November of last year when revenue was $3,015,062.

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

 

Fantasy Contests Operator

Nov 2021 Fantasy Revenue

Nov 2020 Fantasy Revenue

% Change

DraftKings

$2,034,792

$1,926,621

5.61%

FanDuel

$1,333,652

$1,071,323

24.49%

UnderDog Sports

$40,015

n/a

n/a

Sportshub Technologies

$10,147

$1,539

559.46%

Fantasy Sports Gaming, LLC

$1,472

n/a

n/a

No House Advantage

-$230

n/a

n/a

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

-$61,758

$15,579

n/a

Statewide Total

$3,358,090

$3,015,062

11.38%

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in November of this year was $503,713*.

*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.