When it comes to determining the success and progress of Pennsylvania gambling expansion, we tend to focus on the bottom line. Dollars can certainly tell us a lot about the health of an industry. Just look at the more than $1 billion bet in PA’s first year of sports betting.
There are other numbers to consider when looking at the larger story of the PA gaming industry. Here are 10 we think are worth your time:
Winning weeks of college football picks by Colin Cowherd on FOX Bet.
Shopping malls hoping to be revitalized by the addition of mini-casinos. The law allowed for up to 10 mini-casinos, but there were only five interested bidders. The PGCB has since turned down one satellite casino project. Of the remaining four, two will be going in PA shopping malls. One will go in Westmoreland Mall, while the other will be in York Galleria.
Casino taking part in PA sports betting. There was some serious skepticism that casinos would pony up the $10 million upfront licensing fee. The state proved the skeptics wrong though. Lady Luck Nemacolin is the only casino who hasn’t filed a sports betting application.
Number of online poker, casino, and sportsbooks live in Pennsylvania. At the start of 2019, this number was zero.
Percent of total bets placed in PA that were placed online at FanDuel Sportsbook. What makes this feat all the more impressive? FanDuel didn’t even launch online until July.
Casino game titles in the biggest online casino library in Pennsylvania. The newest online casino, Unibet, lays claim to the honor of biggest site. However, it pales in comparison to the libraries of New Jersey online casinos that offer hundreds and hundreds of game options.
Days Pennsylvania online poker players had to wait between Gov. Tom Wolf signing the online gambling expansion bill into law and the launch of online poker.
Size in dollars of the largest Divine Fortune progressive slot jackpot awarded this year at PlaySugarHouse. The jackpots on this game don’t stop coming. It has hit 10 different times since launching in July, with two players each binking two separate jackpots.
Dollars the Pennsylvania Lottery says the questionably legal skill game machines in the state cost the lottery annually.
Dollars in state revenue online gambling expansion has generated for the state so far.