FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 18, 2020

Gaming Control Board Reports Total Gaming Revenue for July

HARRISBURG, PA:  Figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shows total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated in the Commonwealth during July 2020 was $283,051,763 which represents a 0.56% increase over revenue generated in July 2019 of $281,482,227.

All 12 casinos were in operation for all or most of the month for the first time since March when state-mandated Covid-19 restrictions were put in in place.

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/.  With the launch of internet gaming and sports wagering more than one year ago, the Board can also now report year over year comparisons for those forms of gaming.

The following chart compiles all revenue generated in July 2020 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 2020

Total Revenue

July 2019

Total Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$59,850,558

$52,297,084

14.44%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$28,040,019

$45,341,517

-38.16%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$27,890,918

$20,877,586

33.59%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$27,790,085

$16,459,355

68.84%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$25,862,914

$20,015,240

29.22%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$25,036,892

$27,213,170

-8.00%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$19,500,985

$19,004,424

2.61%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$18,998,731

$12,044,192

57.74%

The Meadows Casino

$18,114,929

$19,852,644

-8.75%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

$16,868,287

$32,686,400

-48.39%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$9,493,880

$11,251,092

-15.62%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,608,648

$3,194,659

-18.34%

Video Gaming Terminals

$2,069,180

--

N/A

Fantasy Contests

$925,738

$1,244,864

-25.64%

Statewide Total

$283,051,763

$281,482,227

0.56%

Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $123,323,374* during July of 2020.

July Revenue by Game Type

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

Type of Gaming Revenue

July 2020

July 2019

Retail Slots Revenue

$165,044,767

$199,607,005

Retail Tables Revenue

$52,512,448

$76,965,914

I-Gaming Slot Revenue

$39,445,751

$517,712

I-Gaming Tables Revenue

$11,919,900

$294,594

Sports Wagering Revenue

$8,147,480

$2,852,137

I-Gaming Poker Revenue

$2,986,498

--

Video Gaming Terminals Revenue

$2,069,180

--

Fantasy Contests Revenue

$925,738

$1,244,864

Total Gaming Revenue

$283,051,763

$281,482,227

Slot Machine Revenue

July’s gross revenue from slot machines at the casinos was $165,044,767, a 17% decrease in revenue when compared to the $199,607,005 generated in July 2019.

The number of slot machines in operation on July 30, 2020 was 15,659 compared to an average of 24,671 at the casinos in July 2019. 

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

Casino

July 2020 Slots Revenue

July 2019 Slots Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$36,179,662

$34,732,785

4.17%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$19,187,607

$24,443,024

-21.50%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$18,186,401

$15,211,016

19.56%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$15,138,176

$13,052,139

15.98%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$14,483,675

$16,381,594

-11.59%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$14,195,047

$17,065,031

-16.82%

The Meadows Casino

$13,336,472

$17,389,772

-23.31%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh (Closed on 7/3/20 re-opening on 7/10/20)

$11,979,900

$25,367,854

-52.78%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$7,762,761

$10,166,463

-23.64%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$6,905,973

$8,450,547

-18.28%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia (reopened 7/17/20)

$5,385,385

$14,541,103

-62.96%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$2,303,710

$2,805,676

-17.89%

Statewide Total

$165,044,767

$199,607,005

-17.32%

Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in July of this year was $86,996,597*.

Table Games Revenue

Table games revenue for July 2020 was $52,512,448, a decrease of 32% over July of last year when revenue was $76,965,914.

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

Casino

July 2020 Table Games Revenue

July 2019 Table Games Revenue

% Change

Parx Casino

$15,180,262

$16,386,965

-7.36%

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$8,817,998

$20,898,493

-57.81%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$6,739,195

$4,617,651

45.94%

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh (Closed on 7/3/20 re-opening on 7/10/20)

$3,889,730

$7,184,911

-45.86%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$3,414,901

$3,407,216

0.23%

Rivers Casino Philadelphia (reopened 7/17/20)

$2,991,802

$11,178,084

-73.24%

The Meadows Casino

$2,871,067

$2,462,871

16.57%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$2,845,069

$3,486,981

-18.41%

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$2,309,792

$3,291,769

-29.83%

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$1,898,026

$2,622,829

-27.63%

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,249,670

$1,039,161

20.26%

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

$304,938

$388,983

-21.61%

Statewide Total

$52,512,448

$76,965,914

-31.77%

Total tax revenue from table games play during July was $8,493,121*.

Internet Casino-Type Gaming Revenue

Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $54,352,149 during July 2020 which is 8.58% higher when compared to June 2020 when revenue was $50,055,251.

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

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

$15,459,938

$13,923,955

$1,535,983

 

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$8,405,186

$4,402,474

$4,002,712

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$8,255,585

$3,175,326

$2,093,762

$2,986,498

Parx Casino

$7,428,752

$6,303,743

$1,125,009

 

Penn National – HollywoodCasino.com

$5,413,096

$5,068,420

$344,676

 

Penn National – DraftKings.com

$5,339,408

$3,252,928

$2,086,480

 

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,856,028

$2,165,866

$690,163

 

Harrah’s Philadelphia

$831,865

$805,815

$26,050

 

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$327,875

$321,815

$6,061

 

Wind Creek Bethlehem (launched July 24)

$34,414

$25,409

$9,005

 

Statewide Total

$54,352,149

$39,445,751

$11,919,900

$2,986,498

Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during July was $23,685,729*.

I-Gaming revenue for each of the casinos, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year, is as follows:

Operator

July 2020
I-Gaming Revenue

July 2019
I-Gaming Revenue

Rivers Philadelphia

$15,459,938

$422,796

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$10,752,504

$129,386

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$8,405,186

--

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$8,255,585

--

Parx Casino

$7,428,752

$260,125

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,856,028

--

Harrah's Philadelphia

$831,865

--

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$327,875

--

Wind Creek Bethlehem

$34,414

--

Statewide Total

$54,352,149

$812,306

Sports Wagering Revenue

July 2020 total sports wagering handle was $164,782,229, or 85% higher than June 2020 total of $89,002,562.   At the same time, the taxable revenue figure for July 2020 was $8,147,480 or 22% higher than June 2020 taxable revenue of $6,660,158.

July sports wagering total handle and a breakout of revenue by casino is as follows:

Casino Operator

Total

Handle2

Retail

Revenue

Online Revenue

Total Revenue

The Meadows Casino

$39,595,988

$67,454

$1,839,936

$1,907,390

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$69,719,809

-$55,551

$1,433,330

$1,377,780

Rivers Philadelphia

$14,328,507

$303,571

$896,195

$1,199,767

Parx Casino

$11,260,792

$239,180

$822,701

$1,061,881

Rivers Pittsburgh

$12,014,686

$287,213

$711,445

$998,658

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$12,072,510

$16,370

$965,052

$981,422

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$2,918,684

$88,118

$152,716

$240,834

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$1,064,966

$121,657

$31,917

$153,574

Harrah's Philadelphia

$899,544

$80,616

$24,839

$105,454

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$822,461

$98,298

$0

$98,298

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$84,282

$22,421

$0

$22,421

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$0

$0

$0

$0

Statewide Total

$164,782,229

$1,269,348

$6,878,131

$8,147,480

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 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, with the percentage change reflected over the previous year, is as follows:

Operator

July 2020 Sports Wagering Revenue

July 2019 Sports Wagering Revenue

% Change

The Meadows Casino

$1,907,390

N/A

N/A

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$1,377,780

$301,876

356%

Rivers Philadelphia

$1,199,767

$1,071,187

12%

Parx Casino

$1,061,881

$656,974

62%

Rivers Pittsburgh

$998,658

$133,634

647%

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$981,422

N/A

N/A

Mohegan Sun Pocono

$240,834

N/A

N/A

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$153,574

$45,469

238%

Harrah's Philadelphia

$105,454

$186,574

-43%

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

$98,298

$196,188

-50%

Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley2

$22,421

N/A

N/A

Oaks Race & Sportsbook1

N/A

$110,162

 

South Philly Race & Sportsbook1

$0

$150,074

-100%

Total

$8,147,480

$2,852,137

186%

1Operated by Parx Casino

2 Operated by Mohegan Sun

Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during July was $2,933,093*.

Video Gaming Terminals

Total adjusted revenue for July for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $2,069,180. By the close of July, three VGT Terminal Operators were operating five machines at each of 33 truck stop establishments.

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

VGTs Terminal Operator

June VGTs Wagers

June VGTs

Payouts

June VGTs

Gross Revenue

Marquee by Penn1

$17,978,313

$16,295,837

$1,682,476

Commonwealth Gaming2

$4,762,954

$4,378,671

$384,283

Second State Gaming3

$36,191

$33,769

$2,421

 Statewide Total

$22,777,458

$20,708,277

$2,069,180

1 operated VGTs in 20 establishments during July

2 operated VGTs in 9 establishments during July

3 operates VGTs in 4 establishments during July

Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in July was $1,075,974*.

Fantasy Contests

Fantasy Contests revenue was $925,738 in July 2020, a decrease of 26% over July of last year when revenue was $1,244,864.

Fantasy Contests adjusted revenue for each of the operators which had revenue for June 2020 and July 2019 are displayed in the following table:

Fantasy Contests Operator

July 2020 Fantasy Revenue

July 2019 Fantasy Revenue

% Change

DraftKings

$673,337

$681,932

-1.26%

FanDuel

$250,069

$543,810

-54.02%

Sportshub Technologies

$266

$697

-61.89%

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$2,263

$6,165

-63.29%

Fantasy Draft

-$197

$467

-142.13%

Draft1

N/A

$11,372

N/A

Boom Fantasy

$0

$422

-100.00%

Fantasy Football Players Championship

$0

$0

0%

Full Time Fantasy Sports

$0

$0

0%

Statewide Total

$925,738

$1,244,864

-25.64%

1No longer operating in PA

Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in July of this year was $138,861*.

*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 legalized under 2004’s Race Horse Development and Gaming Act and the Gaming Expansion Act of 2017. In addition to slot machine and table games gambling at land-based casinos, the expansion includes online casino games available to date on 11 sites; sports wagering offered through sportsbooks at 12 retail locations and through nine online outlets; video gaming terminals (VGTs) offered as of this date at 33 qualified truck stops; and, fantasy sports contests through eight providers.

The mature land-based casino industry in Pennsylvania currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ over 16,000 people and, along with other types of Board-regulated gaming, annually generate over $1.5 billion in tax revenue. Construction of a 13th casino is currently underway along with a number of new “mini-casinos” expected to begin operation over the next couple of years.

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.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey - (717) 346-8321

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