Online casinos and sports betting apps helped PA gaming revenue in October increase 11% year-over-year, according to figures released this week by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

Three PA online casinos contributed nearly $5 million in revenue last month, while online sports betting added more than $10 million in revenue

Total combined September revenue was just above $4.1 million, marking October as a big month of growth for the two verticals in the state.

Rivers led in the online casino category

The October online casino revenue leader was Rivers Casino Philadelphia, until recently SugarHouse Casino, with more than $2.5 million, meaning about half the revenue take.

The total breakdown for online casino revenue is in this table:

CasinoSlots revenueTable games revenueTotal revenue
Rivers (formerly SugarHouse)$3,977,208$647,603





Sportsbook revenue was predominantly online

Sportsbook revenue, both online and retail, also moved up, with a revenue just a hair shy of $15 million in October. The majority of the action — about two-thirds — was online.

Retail sports revenue was a bit more than $4.6 million at 12 operations. But online revenue was $10.3 million from just five operations.

Valley Forge Casino Resort, which is partnered with FanDuel Sportsbook in PA, led the way with total sports wagering revenue of $5.8 million – with a staggering $5.6 million coming from online wagers.

Here is the breakdown for sports betting:

Casino or Off-Track Betting FacilityTotal HandleTotal RevenueOnline HandleOnline RevenueRetail HandleRetail Revenue
Valley Forge Casino$118,042,775
SugarHouse Casino$37,224,117 $2,720,698
$30,009,534 $1,906,859
Parx Casino$25,949,811 $2,261,411
Rivers Casino$34,268,260
Mount Airy$10,387,320 $509,253$9,746,233
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course$2,958,213 $350,083
00$2,958,213 $350,083
South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook$2,808,684
Harrah’s Philadelphia$2,349,762
Presque Isle Downs$3,194,587
00$3,194,587 $194,829
Oaks Race and Sportsbook$1,135,541

Mohegan Sun Pocono$2,093,817
The Meadows $773,178 $178,682 00$773,178$178,682
Statewide Total$241,186,066



Total gambling revenue was up 11% over a year ago

Total gambling revenue this October hit $283.7 million with the take from slot machines, table games, internet gaming, retail and internet sports wagering, fantasy contests and video gaming terminals combined. That’s an 11% rise year-on-year.

The bulk of the monthly total revenue – $187 million – was generated by land-based slot machines at the state’s 12 casinos.

Table games saw a large increase — about 10% YoY, combining with the new gambling options in PA to account for the gaming revenue growth.

Valley Forge Casino grows the most

At brick-and-mortar casinos, Valley Forge Casino saw the largest percentage surge year-over-year, increasing an eye-popping 54% – or a bit more than a $5.8 million increase in revenue to $16.6 million for this past October. A lot of that can be attributed to sports betting.

Rivers Casino Philadelphia, the new name for SugarHouse, had the next highest annual percentage increase at 33.5%. That’s a nearly $7.6 million revenue increase to $32 million.

Parx Casino‘s percentage increase was 15.9%, but that translated into a $7.5 million increase in annual revenue, cementing the property as the state’s top revenue casino once again at $54.7 million.

The Meadows Casino saw the biggest year-over-year retreat, a drop of just more than 16% to $17,029,612. A year ago, revenue at the property was more than $3 million higher.