If it seems like Pennsylvania’s online casinos are making headlines every month, it’s because they are. PA online casinos generated $167.2 million in April revenue, the second-highest in state history. Online table games comprised nearly one-quarter of that revenue, totaling $38.9 million. In doing so, the vertical has now produced $1,031,249,747 in lifetime revenue.

April marks five straight months breaking $160 million for the state’s online platformsYear-over-year revenue grew by 21.3%, though month-over-month figures dropped 8.5% from March’s record $181.5 million.

Revenue across all forms of gaming was $476.7 million in April, up 3.27% YoY.

PA online casino table games take center stage

While online slots are the primary contributor to iGaming revenue, table games have consistently chugged along. Table game revenue clocked in at $38.9 million last month, an increase of 16.1% YoY. April marked the seventh straight month above $35 million.

PA live dealer games have significantly increased table games’ growth since launching in October 2020. They accounted for about half of the revenue of online table games in fiscal year 2021/2022.

The growth in their popularity comes from their inclusive nature, incorporating a social element without the pressure of playing at brick-and-mortar casinos. They also have a slower pace of play than traditional online table games, making the games more inviting for players.

Online slots break $500 million in YTD revenue

Table games weren’t the only vertical to hit a landmark in April.

Online slots revenue totaled $125.7 million (+23.7% YoY), bringing its total revenue above $500 million in 2023.

On the other hand, online poker revenue was $2.7 million (-7% YoY). PA online poker remains ring-fenced, keeping it from increasing its footprint through interstate play, which New Jersey and Michigan implemented on Jan. 1 this year.

The state collected $51.6 million in taxes from April’s online casino revenue. It has now generated $206.9 million in 2023.

Valley Forge overtakes Rivers; Hollywood continues to dominate

Valley Forge Casino (FanDuel Casino PA and Stardust) has taken a run at the No. 2 spot among PA online casino licensees in recent months. April marked the month it happened, when Valley Forge produced $36.2 million in revenue to edge out the $33.2 million reported by Rivers Casino PA (BetRivers Casino, Sugarhouse and Borgata).

However, neither came close to Hollywood Penn National ($72.1 million), which remained the top PA online casino licensee by a long shot.

Hollywood has a full slate of heavy hitters, including BetMGM Casino, Hollywood, DraftKings, PointsBet and Barstool, which combined to make up 43% of the iGaming market, up 1% from March.

No other licensee flirted with $10 million in April revenue, but Mount Airy overtook Parx to take fourth for the month.

LicenseeTotal RevenueSlotsTablesPokerPromosTaxes
Hollywood Penn National$72,056,713$54,009,821$17,682,651 $364,241$13,568,656$21,899,456
Valley Forge$36,173,050$23,239,412$12,933,637$0$4,951,800$10,664,559
Rivers Philadelphia$33,188,624$29,453,811$3,604,717$130,097$7,060,768$11,120,440
Mount Airy$6,049,679$3,303,570$1,072,012$130,097$978,148$1,527,994
Harrah's Philadelphia$5,478,674$3,691,912$1,246,559$541,003$910,872$1,586,567
Live Philadelphia$3,942,114$3,283,529,$658,585$0$789,368$1,273,399
Wind Creek$2,741,672$2,323,638$418,034$0$655,032$851,130
Mohegan Sun Pocono$1,971,332$1,586,651$384,680$0$384,473$626,573

More Pennsylvania casino milestones to come

PA casinos have reached several monumental feats through the year’s first four months.

  • April: Online table game lifetime revenue reaches $1 billion
  • April: Online slot revenue hits $500 million for the year
  • March: Overall gaming revenue surpassed $500 million for the first time in one month
  • March: Online casino revenue set a record with $181.5 million
  • February: Online casino revenue exceeded $4 billion in lifetime revenue
  • January: Retail slots broke $200 million in revenue for the first time

And they’re not done, either.

Lifetime PA online casino revenue now sits at $4.39 billion, only $612.9 million from reaching $5 billion. It will surpass that number in August or September at its current pace.

Online slots will see more glory days ahead, too. Its lifetime revenue is $3.24 billion, and it should break $4 billion before the end of the year.

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