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:

    August 2020 Total Revenue
    August 2019 Total Revenue
    % Change
    Parx Casino
    Rivers Casino Philadelphia
    Wind Creek Bethlehem
    Hollywood Casino at Penn National
    Valley Forge Casino Resort
    Mount Airy Casino Resort
    Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
    Harrah’s Philadelphia
    Mohegan Sun Pocono
    The Meadows Casino
    Presque Isle Downs and Casino
    Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin
    Video Gaming Terminals
    Fantasy Contests
    Live! Casino Philadelphia
    Statewide Total


    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