Pa. reports $311M in gaming, fantasy sports revenue in August, state regulators say

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    Pennsylvania’s gaming industry saw nearly $311 million in revenue in August, exceeding last year’s pre-pandemic total, regulators said Wednesday.

    Pennsylvanians spent $310,717 on gaming and fantasy sports contests in August, an increase of 6 percent from the August 2019 tally of $293,434, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said in a statement. That total came from a blend of slot machines, table games, internet gaming, retail and internet sports wagering, fantasy contests and video gaming terminals revenues, the regulatory agency said.

    The total tax revenue from those sources was $128.8 million in August, the gaming board said in its statement. Below, a chart of revenues, by casino and fantasy sports, according to the Gaming Control Board:

    Source
    August 2020 Total Revenue
    August 2019 Total Revenue
    % Change
    Parx Casino
    $58,823,015
    $54,971,659
    7.01%
    Rivers Casino Philadelphia
    $39,547,214
    $28,342,493
    39.53%
    Wind Creek Bethlehem
    $33,374,754
    $44,984,261
    -25.81%
    Hollywood Casino at Penn National
    $28,570,431
    $21,467,866
    33.08%
    Valley Forge Casino Resort
    $27,752,508
    $14,733,932
    88.36%
    Mount Airy Casino Resort
    $27,060,563
    $17,557,534
    54.13%
    Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
    $24,802,872
    $32,243,532
    -23.08%
    Harrah’s Philadelphia
    $20,421,591
    $20,683,822
    -1.27%
    Mohegan Sun Pocono
    $19,500,220
    $20,473,355
    -4.75%
    The Meadows Casino
    $15,354,159
    $20,897,146
    -26.53%
    Presque Isle Downs and Casino
    $8,704,351
    $12,216,447
    -28.75%
    Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin
    $2,398,566
    $3,417,186
    -29.81%
    Video Gaming Terminals
    $2,247,898
    $56,221
    Fantasy Contests
    $2,134,494
    $1,388,631
    53.71%
    Live! Casino Philadelphia
    $25,091
    Statewide Total
    $310,717,728
    $293,434,087
    5.89%

     

    John L. Micek
    A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press